Changes in knowledge and attitude in management of initial dental trauma

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Author: 
Vinay Bal Singh Thakur
Abstract: 

Purpose: To evaluate the changes in knowledge and attitude of school teachers regarding Traumatic Dental Injuries (TDIs) following oral health education on initial dental trauma, in Sundernagar city of Himachal Pradesh. Methods: The study was based on a pre and post evaluation questionnaire with relevant questions to evaluate the level of knowledge and attitude of school teachers about initial dental trauma management at baseline and six months after the implementation of the programme. Associations were assessed using Chi square test. Results: A statistically significant difference (p≤0.001) in the knowledge and attitude of school teachers was recorded following the implementation of oral health education programme. Conclusion: It is recommended that public education targeted at teachers should be carried out to increase knowledge on initial dental trauma management.

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