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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Management of Dental Trauma among Medical Professionals of Hassan City, South India

KL Girish Babu, Kavyashree Gururaj Hebbar, Anand Devaraj

Keywords : Dental trauma, Emergency, Medical professionals

Citation Information : Babu KG, Hebbar KG, Devaraj A. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Management of Dental Trauma among Medical Professionals of Hassan City, South India. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2022; 16 (1):45-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0126

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aims: To assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of management of dental trauma among medical professionals (MPs) of Hassan city, South India. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted among 400 MPs working in Hassan city, India. All hospitals with accident and emergency/casualty departments and centers providing medical emergency management were included. Each emergency-providing MP was personally visited by an investigator. They were invited to complete the questionnaire and were given 20 minutes to complete it. The obtained data were subjected to statistical analysis. Results: There was a lack of adequate knowledge needed to manage dental trauma among the majority of MPs. Conclusion: The results further emphasize the importance and the need of educating MPs about the emergency management of traumatized teeth since prognosis would be superior with immediate and appropriate treatment and participation of them.


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