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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 12
First page : ( 5458) Last page : ( 5460)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00995.2

An Assessment of knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Lasers among periodontists in India

Abraham Christeena1,*, Sankari M.2

1Post Graduate Student, Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

2Professor, Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: christeenajinu@gmail.com

Online published on 18 May, 2019.

Abstract

In the history of science, the invention of laser has attracted the attention of a lot of people. Maiman, in the year 1960, introduced “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation” (LASER) making use of Einstein's theory on stimulated emission. Laser helps to remove the microorganisms and diseased soft tissue and it also stimulates wound healing. However, the clinical value and awareness of the advantages of their use is limited. Food and drug administration have granted their approval. There are different types of lasers that are used in dentistry. Some of them being Diode, Er: YAG (Erbium: Yttrium-Aluminium-Garnet), Argon, Carbon dioxide, Nd: YAG (Neodium: Yttrium-Aluminium-Garnet). Lasers can be used in the field of periodontics for soft tissue crown lengthening procedure, depigmentation, curettage, frenectomy, operculectomy, soft tissue ablation, mechanical debridement of subgingival root surface and treatment of periodontal pockets. Lasers are also used in other fields of dentistry such as restorative and for acquiring biopsies. The present study was a questionnaire based study assessing the knowledge, attitude and practice of lasers among periodontists in India. A cross sectional study was carried out using a research based questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of 24 questions. It was filled by 45 periodontists in India. The questions were based on assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice. The percentage of knowledge was 65.6%, attitude was 82.1% and practice was 54.5%.

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Keywords

Diode lasers, low level laser therapy, knowledge, hemostasis, frenectomy.

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