Assessment of Dentist's Perception of the Oral Health Care toward Child with Special Healthcare Needs: A Cross-sectional Study

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Author
1. Niraj Gokhale
2. Shivayogi M Hugar
3. Riddhi S Joshi
ISSN
0974-7052
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1777
Volume
13
Issue
3
Publishing Year
2020
Pages
6
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Pediatrics and Preventive Dentistry, KAHER\'s KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
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    Abstract

    Aim: The study aimed to explore dentist\'s perception of the oral health care toward child with special healthcare needs (CSHCN). Materials and methods: A total sample size of 250 was calculated. A 13-item validated questionnaire containing four domains were distributed among the participants. Descriptive analysis was used followed by one-way analysis of variance for comparison. Results: The results showed 51.54% confidence, 71.33% knowledge, and 66.90% perception among the participants. A statistically significant results were found between three domains (p value < 0.0001). Conclusion: The study concludes that there is a need to raise the level of knowledge and awareness about the oral health care of CSHCN among the dental students and professionals.

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