Knowledge and Awareness regarding Traumatic Dental Injuries in Undergraduate Dental Students of Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh.

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Dr. Saloni Devendrasingh Gautam,Dr. Anushka Deoghare, Dr. Nagarathna PJ, Dr. Sravanthy Busi,Dr. Neha Chhatani,Dr. Malladi swati




Introduction: Trauma to primary and permanent teeth and their supporting structures is common in children. The long-term prognosis of an injured tooth depends on the measures taken at the time of the injury, the location and the type of injury. For some types of trauma,

the prognosis largely depends on proper emergency management and prompt attention from a dental professional immediately following the traumatic event. Aim and Objective: This study aimed to assess the knowledge and awareness of dental trauma among dental students in Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh. Materials and methods: All preclinical (1st - 2nd years) and clinical (3rd - 4th years) dental students enrolled in the 2020-2021 academic year were includedin the study, and a questionnaire containing 12 questions in English was distributed by the students. Results: Of 114 preclinical students, 12.2% and of 135 clinical dental students, 59.2% had good knowledge. While 52.7% of preclinical dental students and 80% of dental clinic students were aware of traumatic dental injuries. When, comparing preclinical and preclinical knowledge, a statistically significant difference was found (P = 0.00). Undergraduate clinical dental students were observed, while a statistically significant difference was found when comparing levels of awareness between preclinical and clinical dental students (P = 0.042). Conclusions: This study demonstrates that preclinical dental students have less knowledge and awareness of dental trauma than clinical students. It is therefore important to develop activities and courses, especially in the preclinical years, to increase knowledge of undergraduate dentistry. student.

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