Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 247--252

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of autotransplantation among the practicing pediatric dentists in Chennai – A questionnaire study


JA Amilia Elizabeth1, Shankar Paulindraraj2, R Hemalatha2, Trophimus Gnanabagyan Jayakaran2, Senthil Dakshinamurthy2 
1 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Maduravoyal, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. J A Amilia Elizabeth
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095, Tamil Nadu
India

Background: Autotransplantation is a minor surgical procedure which involves transplantation of teeth within the same oral cavity. For children, autotransplantation may be considered as a provisional measure with good survival probability. It offers a viable biological approach for replacing the missing teeth and also for orthodontic treatments in children. Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of autotransplantation among pediatric dentists in Chennai, India. Methods: An 18-item questionnaire was developed, piloted, and distributed among 100 practicing pediatric dentists in Chennai, India. Descriptive statistical analysis was done using Chi-square test. Results: Seventy valid responses from the practicing pediatric dentists were obtained. Among them, 39.7% had an experience of 5–10 years, 47.1% practiced less than 5 years, and 13.2% had experience more than 10 years. Analysis of the responses showed that 76.5% of the pediatric dentists were aware of the procedure but have not observed autotransplantation being done. Among the respondents, 95.6% have not performed this technique and 40.6% of them were not sure of the prognosis. Atraumatic extraction of donor tooth was considered to be a major limitation in autotransplantation by 41.8% of the pediatric dentists. From the responses received, 95.6% were interested in gaining more information with majority opting for more hands on workshops on the technique of autotransplantation. Conclusion: Though most of the respondents were aware of autotransplantation procedure, they have not practiced it due to inadequate training.


How to cite this article:
Amilia Elizabeth J A, Paulindraraj S, Hemalatha R, Jayakaran TG, Dakshinamurthy S. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of autotransplantation among the practicing pediatric dentists in Chennai – A questionnaire study.Indian J Dent Res 2022;33:247-252


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Amilia Elizabeth J A, Paulindraraj S, Hemalatha R, Jayakaran TG, Dakshinamurthy S. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of autotransplantation among the practicing pediatric dentists in Chennai – A questionnaire study. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 8 ];33:247-252
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