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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 9
First page : ( 1344) Last page : ( 1348)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00257.2

To assess the Knowledge about the principles in using the Ultrasonic Scalers among the Undergraduates: A Questionnaire Study

Dr Gopalasamy Kirtana*, Dr Kaarthikeyan G.

Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail:

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

To assess the Knowledge about the principles in using the ultrasonic scalers among the undergraduates: A questionnaire study.

Aim

The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge among various undergraduate students in assessing the usage of ultrasonic scalers during scaling.

Background

Ultrasonic scalers are being used widely now days for scaling. The correct usage of the ultra sonic scaler tip determines the efficient removal of plaque and calculus that is adherent to the tooth surface. An inefficient usage of the tip decreases the effectiveness of calculus removal; wear the teeth surface and the tip as well.

Material And Methods

A total of 100 undergraduate students are included in the study. They are divided into 30 students in each group named as third year, final year and the interns. A questionnaire containing 15 questions that assess the knowledge of using ultrasonic scalers is given to each student and the statistics were calculated.

Reason

The correct usage of ultrasonic scalers plays a pivotal role in removing the plaque and calculus but most of the undergraduate students are using the wrong side of the tip in removing it. This wrong way of learning enabling them to follow it in the practice and may cause destruction to the tooth and gums.

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Keywords

Ultrasonic scalers, efficient use, knowledge, undergraduates, scaling.

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