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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Knowledge and Perception of COVID-19 among Pedodontists in India: A Quick Online Cross-sectional Study

Arunkumar Sajjanar, Nilesh Rojekar, Niharika Gahlod, Harshita Shukla, Durga Bhattad, Jayshree Sajjanar

Keywords : Coronavirus disease 2019,Pandemic; Pedodontists

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1887

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-00-0000

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 on January 1, 2020. For dental practices and hospitals in countries/regions that are (potentially) affected with COVID-19, strict and effective infection control protocols are urgently needed.

Aim and objective: To investigate knowledge and perception of COVID-19 among pedodontists in India.
Population and methods: A quick online cross-sectional study was conducted among 335 pedodontists in India. The questionnaire was sent to 410 pedodontists in India, out of those 335 responded. The study objective and questionnaire were sent to pedodontists via “Google Forms”. The collected data were sent for appropriate statistics.
Results: Of the total participants, 82% of pedodontists think that children are silent carriers of COVID-19. Sixty-two percent of pedodontists say that it is very difficult to treat pediatric dental patients by use of a personal protective equipment (PPE) kit. Sixty-four percent of pedodontists will overcome this financial crisis by increasing working time and 36% of them by increasing the cost of treatment.
Conclusion: The role of pedodontists in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 is critically important. Pedodontists’ role in the prevention of COVID-19 is crucial.


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