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Volume 5 Issue 6
Dental Students' Perspectives: A Comparative Analysis of Knowledge, Attitude, and Awareness Towards Tooth-Supported Fixed Partial Dentures Among Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs
|Author(s)||Vithiya S K, Ponsekar Abraham A, Vinita Mary|
|Abstract||Background: Tooth-supported fixed partial dentures (FPD) are an essential component of restorative dentistry, and the proficiency of dental students in understanding, appreciating, and advocating for their use is crucial. This study aimed to assess and compare the knowledge, attitude, and awareness between junior residents and postgraduate students regarding tooth-supported FPD.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among dental students from all dental institutes all over the Tamil Nadu using a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire assessed participants' knowledge about the indications, contraindications, and benefits of tooth-supported FPD, their attitude towards its clinical application, and their awareness of recent advancements in FPD technology. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and regression analysis.
Results: The study shows that there is significant knowledge difference between junior resident and postgraduate students. From the survey, it is evident that 74.4% of interns have received and training on tooth supported fpd and about 89.7% undergraduate students have received a structured education in training about tooth supported fpd which is statistically significant.
Conclusion: The study suggests that there is a significant disparity in knowledge regarding tooth-supported FPDs between junior residents and undergraduate students. This finding has implications for dental education and practice, highlighting the need for further investigation and potential adjustments to the curriculum to ensure consistent and comprehensive training for all dental professionals.
|Keywords||Tooth-supported fixed partial dentures, dental students, knowledge, attitude, awareness, restorative dentistry.|
|Field||Medical / Pharmacy|
|Published In||Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023|
|Cite This||Dental Students' Perspectives: A Comparative Analysis of Knowledge, Attitude, and Awareness Towards Tooth-Supported Fixed Partial Dentures Among Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs - Vithiya S K, Ponsekar Abraham A, Vinita Mary - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8886|
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