Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 188--196

Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding caries risk assessment and management in Delhi - National Capital Region: A cross-sectional survey


Mousumi Goswami, Priyanka Sachdeva, Sanchit Paul, Vidhi Walia, Sagar Chawla 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, I. T. S. Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Mousumi Goswami
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, I. T. S. Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida - 201 306, Uttar Pradesh
India

Introduction: Evaluating a patients' risk is an essential primary step in the prevention of dental caries. Based on its results, different preventive strategies catering to patients' specific needs should be advised. Aim: To assess and compare the knowledge, attitude, and practice among dentists who are either attached with an institute or running a private practice or both in Delhi-National Capital Region regarding caries risk assessment (CRA) and management. Materials and Methods: Knowledge, attitude, and practices of dentists' regarding CRA and management were assessed through a 30-item questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software 21.5. Frequencies were used to assess the demographic information, knowledge, attitude, and risk assessment practices. Results: Dental professionals with institutional attachment were better aware of the importance of CRA and practised it more frequently as compared to the dentists who were solely attached with a private practice. This attitude could be due to lack of time and inclination to treat more number of patients in a working day. Pedodontists were more aware than other specialists. Conclusions: There is a need to update knowledge regarding CRA and incorporate preventive practices in daily work schedule among dentists of all specialties.


How to cite this article:
Goswami M, Sachdeva P, Paul S, Walia V, Chawla S. Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding caries risk assessment and management in Delhi - National Capital Region: A cross-sectional survey.J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2016;14:188-196


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Goswami M, Sachdeva P, Paul S, Walia V, Chawla S. Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding caries risk assessment and management in Delhi - National Capital Region: A cross-sectional survey. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 14 ];14:188-196
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