Dental Undergraduate Students View Towards Orthodontic Treatment Based on a Questionnaire Study

Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences

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Title Dental Undergraduate Students View Towards Orthodontic Treatment Based on a Questionnaire Study
Creator Kanmani Saravanan
C. Nirupama
R. Thirunavukkarasu
D. Muralidharan
J. Tamizhmani
Bhuvaneswari Mani
Subject Dental students, Knowledge, Perception
Description Perception and Knowledge of orthodontic treatment are pre-requisite for orthodontic treatment-related behavior. Adolescence is the time when a person attains knowledge including the self-awareness about his or her oral health. Hence if proper knowledge is instilled during this time, it will be effective. The aim of this study was to compare the knowledge and perception of dental undergraduates toward orthodontic treatment. This is a descriptive cross-sectional single-center questionnaire study, carried among 449 dental students of dental college among 1st years, 2nd years, 3rd years, final years, and interns at Chengalpet district aged between 18 and 27 years, respectively. The questionnaires consisted of seven knowledge-based and five perception-based questions related to orthodontic treatment. Each question had three answers “yes” “no” and “don’t know.” The data were collected through google forms and total responses were calculated. The mean percentage was calculated and compared between 5 years. The results showed that percentage of knowledge and perception for 1st years, 2nd years, 3rd years, final years and interns increases as they progress from 1st year through internship. Overall the study showed that dental students had good knowledge and perception towards orthodontic treatment but varies among years. First years and 2nd years had lesser knowledge compared to 3rd years. Third year had lesser knowledge compared to final years and interns. Interns and final years have more knowledge compared to 1st years, 2nd years, and 3rd years. Subjects who were in lower age group comprising of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years showed less knowledge and perception compared to higher age group subjects present in final years and interns towards orthodontic treatment.
Publisher IJPMR Publishing Press
Date 2022-01-15
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences; Vol. 9 No. 1 (2022): Vol 9 | Issue 1 | January - March 2022; 40-44
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Kanmani Saravanan, C. Nirupama, R. Thirunavukkarasu, D. Muralidharan, J. Tamizhmani, Bhuvaneswari Mani

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