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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 170-174
Knowledge and attitude of general and specialist dentist in pediatric dentistry: A pilot study in Odisha, India


Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, SOA (Deemed to be) University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Sonu Acharya
Institute of Dental Sciences, SOA University, K-8, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar-751 030, Odisha
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_428_17

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Background: Pediatric dentists (PDs) treat children in a manner that builds a positive dental attitude in them. The treatment modalities for pulpally involved teeth in children are different by general dentists (GDs) as compared to PDs. Aim and Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine the attitudes of PDs, GDs, and dentists of other specialties toward endodontic treatment of primary teeth. Materials and Methods: A structured 14-item questionnaire was formulated in English and distributed to PD, GDs, and dentists of other specialties. The filled questionnaire survey was statistically analyzed using simple descriptive analysis, and inferential analysis was performed. Results: Of the total survey respondents, 12 (20.68%) were PDs, 28 (48.27%) were GDs, and 18 (31.03%) were from other specialties. About 91.6% of the total respondents preferred endodontic procedures in the primary teeth. Conclusion: The study concluded that the GDs, PDs, and dentists of other specialties differ in their treatment recommendations for primary teeth. The GDs and dentists of other specialties were regularly performing pulp therapy in the primary teeth and should frequently update their knowledge about endodontic procedures in the primary teeth.


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