Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Users Online: 48


Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-88

Periodontal knowledge and awareness among South Indian medical professionals: A questionnaire-based survey

Department of Periodontics, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. G Sivaram
Department of periodontics, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Uthandi, Chennai - 600 119, Tamil Nadu
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jeed.jeed_46_14

Rights and Permissions

Aim: This study aims to evaluate the knowledge and awareness of periodontal disease, its etiology and management among medical professionals. Materials and Methods: The 300 medical professionals included in this questionnaire-based survey comprised of doctors from government medical colleges and consultants in various specialties in private hospitals and clinics. The participants comprised of equal numbers of subjects in the medical profession including interns, postgraduates, and consultants. Results: The results from the questionnaire-based survey indicated that knowledge about periodontal terminologies was high among medical professionals. However, mixed response was elicited regarding the etiology, treatment, and current trends in periodontal practice. Conclusion: Awareness and knowledge of periodontal terminologies, the etiopathogenesis, treatment options and the current therapeutic trends amongst medical professionals can greatly contribute towards motivating patients for treatment and also provide necessary referrals.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded115    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal