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Journal of Dental and Orofacial Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 7) Last page : ( 11)
Print ISSN : 2347-2588. Online ISSN : 2347-2758.

Knowledge, Practice and Attitude of Medical Doctors on The Association Between Medical Health and Periodontal Health

Dr. Bhavya B.1,*, Dr. Shaji Vineeta2, Dr. Ashwini S.3, Dr. Lavanya4

1Dr. Bhavya. B., MDS, Reader, Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka

2Dr. Vineeta Shaji, Post Graduate Student, Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka

3Dr. Ashwini. S, MDS, Prof, Department of Periodontics Faculty of Dental Sciences, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka

4Dr. Lavanya, MDS, Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics Faculty of Dental Sciences, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka

*Corresponding Author Email: bhavyashetty@rediffmail.com

Online published on 18 January, 2019.

Abstract

Objective

To assess interns and medical postgraduate students’ knowledge of associations between periodontal disease and systemic illnesses, and attitudes toward patients’ periodontal health.

Methods

A cross-sectional survey using a self-administered questionnaire was conducted among interns and postgraduate students working and studying at the M.S. Ramaiah Medical college and M.S. Ramaiah Memorial hospital. Data on respondents’ demographic characteristics, periodontal disease knowledge and knowledge of associations between periodontal disease and systemic illnesses, and attitudes toward patients’ periodontal health were collected. Data were analysed through percentages.

Results

Of 150 questionnaires distributed, 123 were returned (82% response rate); 105 questionnaires were completed properly and included in the analysis. The most common source of residents’ information on oral health was media (59.4%). The majority (90.9%) of respondents had positive attitudes toward the referral of their patients for regular periodontal care.

Conclusions

Knowledge of periodontal disease as a risk factor for systemic illnesses among medical interns and postgraduates is inadequate. These relationships should be emphasized in continuing medical education courses.

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