Knowledge, Attitude And Perceptions Of Interdental Aids Usage Amongst Dental Students And Professionals: A Questionnaire Based Survey

KAP Study On Interdental Aids Usage Amongst Dental Students And Professionals

  • Dr. Neetika Gupta PG Student,Department of Periodontics, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital &Research Centre, GreaterNoida,
  • Dr Sachit A. Arora Professor and Principal, Department of Periodontics, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital &Research Centre, Greater Noida
  • Dr Shivjot Chhina Professor & Head,Department of Periodontics, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital &Research Centre, Greater Noida
  • Dr Jyoti Chand PG Student,Department of Periodontics, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital &Research Centre, GreaterNoida,
  • Dr Subarbie Abrol PG Student,Department of Periodontics, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital &Research Centre, GreaterNoida,
Keywords: interdental cleaning, periodontal disease and dental floss

Abstract

Background: Dentists play a very important role in the public’s oral health improvement. Acquiring knowledge and attitudes related to dental health and prevention of oral diseases is very important during future dentist’s training period. Aim of the study is to evaluate the KAP (knowledge, attitude and practice) among the dental students and professionals , towards the interdental aids. To check whether increasing dental education improve the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of interdental aids among the dental students and professionals. Materials & Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out among the Dentists in Greater Noida . A self-constructed questionnaire including 16 multiple choice questions was presented to them. A total of 500 dentists (students and faculty) were selected. 5 groups were made. Group I: First and second year B.D.S. Group II: third and final year B.D.S. Group III: Interns B.D.S. Group IV: PG and Faculty (Department of Periodontics and PHD) . Group V: PG and Faculty of all other Dental departments. Results: The dental attitude became more positive and improved with each advancing year of education. Conclusion: The oral health attitude and behavior of the dental students improved with increasing level of dental education. Preventive courses providing apt information on proper techniques of plaque control must be included in the first and second year curriculum of the dental students. [Gupta N A Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(2):74-79]

Published
2020-03-01
How to Cite
Dr. Neetika Gupta, Dr Sachit A. Arora, Dr Shivjot Chhina, Dr Jyoti Chand, & Dr Subarbie Abrol. (2020). Knowledge, Attitude And Perceptions Of Interdental Aids Usage Amongst Dental Students And Professionals: A Questionnaire Based Survey: KAP Study On Interdental Aids Usage Amongst Dental Students And Professionals. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 11(2), 74-79. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/2773
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