Knowledge and Awareness among General Dental Practitioners in Chennai Regarding Rehabilitation with Full Coverage Restoration in Children

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Author
1. Deepa Gurunathan
2. Aroonika S Bedre
ISSN
0974-7052
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1674
Volume
12
Issue
6
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
1. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@2e0bda67 ,
2. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@224da6a6
Article keywords
Full coverage restorations, Knowledge, Pedodontics, Stainless steel crowns, Strip crowns

Abstract

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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