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A. Eraqizade,, N. Hosseini, A. Roshan, N. Hosseini. Knowledge of general dentists about of treatment dental avulsion, Bandar Abbas, Iran. hmj. 2015; 19 (5) :381-388
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-1541-en.html

Abstract:   (1144 Views)

Introduction: An appropriate emergency management and treatment plan are important for good prognosis of avulsed teeth. Extra alveolar dry time and the storage media used to transport the tooth are critical factors for successful and long-term outcomes. Knowledge of dentists for appropriate treatment plan and good prognosis is important. The Purpose of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of general dentists working in Bandar Abbas about the management of avulsed teeth.

Methods: During this descriptive-analytic and cross-sectional study, which was performed in 2013, knowledge of general dental practitioners working in Bandar Abbas about treatment of dental avulsion was evaluated. 110 dentists were participated for inclusion in the study. Data collection was performed through a researcher made questionnaire and included two parts; demographic data and questions about knowledge which validity and reliability was verified. The Knowledge level of the participant dentists in this study were divided into three categories poor (scores between 0-4), intermediate (scores between 5-9) and good (scores between 10-14).Data obtained were entered into an SPSS 16 and analyzed using the Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis test. A level of 0.05 was accepted as statistically significant.

Correspondence:

Neda Hossein, Dentistry Student.

Bandar Abbas University of Dentistry Sciences.

Bandar Abbas, Iran

Tel:+98 9138912935

Email:

n.hossieni304@gmail.com

Results: This study showed the knowledge level of majority of dentists (59.3%) is moderate. The association between knowledge scores and gender, previous experience in the treatment of avulsion and postgraduate education in dental trauma were not statistically significant.

Conclusion: Due to the level of knowledge of dentists in this study, dentists need to be regularly educated in order to reduce or prevent inadequate care of traumatic dental injuries

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/04/5 | Accepted: 2016/04/5 | Published: 2016/04/5

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