Knowledge and Awareness among General Dental Practitioners in Chennai Regarding Rehabilitation with Full Coverage Restoration in Children
Aroonika S Bedre, Deepa Gurunathan
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Bedre AS, Gurunathan D. Knowledge and Awareness among General Dental Practitioners in Chennai Regarding Rehabilitation with Full Coverage Restoration in Children. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (6):590-594.
Introduction: The endodontic treatment of primary teeth does provide symptomatic relief and masticatory rehabilitation to the child, but mere completion of endodontic procedure does not guarantee long-term success. Teeth that have not been restored coronally after endodontic treatment have high chances of failure. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and awareness among general dental practitioners in Chennai regarding rehabilitation with full coverage restoration in children following pulp therapy. Materials and methods: A multiple choice questionnaire comprising 15 questions was given to 150 general dental practitioners in Chennai. The questionnaire assessed their knowledge and clinical practice of pulp therapy, tooth preparation, and restorative crowns for pediatric patients. The data were collected and statistically analyzed. Results: The findings of this study reveal wide variations in the knowledge and practice of general dental practitioners in Chennai regarding rehabilitation with full coverage restoration in children. Conclusion: The conclusion drawn from this study is that we need to update their knowledge regarding rehabilitation with full coverage restorations in children.
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