Indian Journal of Dental Research

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL WORK
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 794--797

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of senior dental students toward management of complications in exodontia


T Srinivasa Prasad1, Govindarajan Sujatha2, R Shanmuga Priya3, M Ramasamy4 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Periodontia, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Orthodontia, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. T Srinivasa Prasad
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Introduction: Dental graduates have a professional responsibility of being competent in managing the complications in exodontia, a very commonly performed procedure. Aim: The aim of this paper was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of senior dental students toward the management of complications in exodontia. Materials and Methods: Four hundred dental students participated in the study voluntarily. Verbal consent was obtained after elaborating the purpose of the study. A short validated questionnaire consisting of 12 close-ended multiple choice questions was distributed to all the students. The questionnaires were collected back and results from fully filled questionnaires were tabulated in Microsoft Excel 2007. Results: Nearly 93.4% of the students perform extractions in their practice on a routine basis. Among those 32.5% of the students have encountered complications, out of which only 20% of the students are confident in managing them. The remaining 64.8% of students who have not encountered complications are not confident in managing the same. Conclusion: This study revealed the need for increase in cases which will in turn help the students to transfer their theoretical knowledge into professional skills.


How to cite this article:
Prasad T S, Sujatha G, Priya R S, Ramasamy M. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of senior dental students toward management of complications in exodontia.Indian J Dent Res 2019;30:794-797


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Prasad T S, Sujatha G, Priya R S, Ramasamy M. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of senior dental students toward management of complications in exodontia. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Aug 19 ];30:794-797
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