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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 9
First page : ( 1397) Last page : ( 1399)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00269.9

Knowledge and Practice of Pit and Fissure Sealants among dentists in Chennai

Dr. Shabeenataj S*, Dr. Nallathambi Lynson Jay

Saveetha Dental College, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shabeenataj2592@gmail.com

**lynson.nallathambi@hotmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

The study consisted of a questionnaire to determine the knowledge and utilization levels of sealants by undergraduate. Sealants are highly effective in preventing dental caries in the pits and fissures of teeth. A crosssectional survey was conducted among students in Saveetha dental college. A self-administered structured questionnaire consisting of 10 items was used to assess their knowledge and practice regarding dental sealants The results suggest that dental practitioners had sufficient knowledge about dental sealants. They also acknowledge the importance of use of dental sealants and practice of dental sealants in clinics was found adequate.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Practice, Pit and Fissure.

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