Knowledge of general dentists about of treatment dental avulsion, Bandar Abbas, Iran

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Abdolmehdi Araghizadeh 1 , Neda Hosseini 2 , * , Ali Roshan 2 , Nasim Hosseini 3

1 Assistant Professor Department of Endodontics, Khalije Fars Oral Medicine Research Center, Bandar Abbas University of Dentistry Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Dental Student, Bandar Abbas University of Dentistry Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Resident of Oral & Maxillofacial Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

How to Cite: Araghizadeh A, Hosseini N , Roshan A , Hosseini N . Knowledge of general dentists about of treatment dental avulsion, Bandar Abbas, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2015 ; 19(5):e87638.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 19 (5); e87638
Published Online: May 26, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 16, 2014
Accepted: May 26, 2014

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Abstract

Introduction: An appropriate emergency management and treatment plan are important
for good prognosis of avulsed teeth. Extra alveolar dry time and the storage media used to
transport the tooth are critical factors for successful and long-term outcomes. Knowledge
of dentists for appropriate treatment plan and good prognosis is important. The Purpose of
this study was to evaluate the knowledge of general dentists working in Bandar Abbas
about the management of avulsed teeth.
Methods: During this descriptive-analytic and cross-sectional study, which was
performed in 2013, knowledge of general dental practitioners working in Bandar Abbas
about treatment of dental avulsion was evaluated. 110 dentists were participated for
inclusion in the study. Data collection was performed through a researcher made
questionnaire and included two parts; demographic data and questions about knowledge
which validity and reliability was verified. The Knowledge level of the participant dentists
in this study were divided into three categories poor (scores between 0-4), intermediate
(scores between 5-9) and good (scores between 10-14).Data obtained were entered into an
SPSS 16 and analyzed using the Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis test. A level of 0.05
was accepted as statistically significant.
Results: This study showed the knowledge level of majority of dentists (59.3%) is moderate.
The association between knowledge scores and gender, previous experience in the treatment of
avulsion and postgraduate education in dental trauma were not statistically significant.
Conclusion: Due to the level of knowledge of dentists in this study, dentists need to be
regularly educated in order to reduce or prevent inadequate care of traumatic dental
injuries.

Keywords

Tooth Avulsion Knowledge Dentists

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