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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-67

Periodontal awareness in different healthcare professionals: A questionnaire survey

Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, India

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Swati Pralhad
Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology,Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University,Mangalore - 575 001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-7761.103677

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Aim: To assess the awareness of oral hygiene, periodontal disease and availability of treatment techniques among medical professionals. Materials and Methods: One hundred and fifty medical professionals were interviewed through a questionnaire. Those interviewed included an equal number of medical interns, postgraduates, and consultants. Results and Conclusion: A positive attitude towards dental and periodontal check and the treatment needs was observed among those questioned. The difference was statistically significant among the groups. However, inputs from this survey can be used to organize periodontal health programs and for planning of joint ventures.

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