JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-43

Knowledge, attitude, and practices of interdental aids among medical professionals in Davangere district, Karnataka


1 Department of Periodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Himachal Dental College, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Dr. Kharidi Laxman Vandana
Department of Periodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere - 577 004, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0754.153494

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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate awareness regarding interdental aids in medical population. Materials and Methods: This study included 337 medical professionals living in Davangere district, Karnataka, India. A dental health questionnaire was distributed to all subjects consisting of 18questions. Results: Total 337 people with 187 females and 150 males who were of mean age 27.6±9.0 years participated in the study. The significant positive response (<0.05) in females as compared to males was observed for two items (4 and 7). Conclusions: The low positive response towards interdental aids should focus to conduct mass educative programs providing information regarding different interdental aids.


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