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Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry

Edited by Prof. Dr. Jean-François Roulet, Prof. Dr. Dr. Niklaus P. Lang, Prof. Dr. Palle Holmstrup

Official journal of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, the World Congress of Microdentistry, and the European Society of Preventive Dentistry

ISSN (print) 1602-1622 • ISSN (online) 1757-9996

Publication:

Winter 2011
Volume 9 , Issue 4



Pages: 315 - 322
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Paediatricians’ Views on Dental and Oral Health and Treatment Needs in Children

Shetty, Raghavendra M. / Dixit, Uma B

Purpose: To assess paediatricians’ knowledge, attitude and awareness towards dental and oral health and treatment needs of their patients.
Materials and Methods: Eighty-four paediatricians practicing in four cities of North Karnataka, India, were randomly selected for the study and were requested to fill out an objective questionnaire without providing any oral health information.
Results: The present study shows that paediatricians who were surveyed had poor knowledge regarding dental and oral health and treatment needs in children.
Conclusion: Paediatricians need to update themselves on recent recommendations regarding dental and oral health so as to ensure that all their patients receive timely preventive and restorative dental care.

Keywords: awareness, oral health, paediatricians, survey

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