Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002169
Title: Knowledge and awareness among undergraduate dental students regarding oral health of diabetes mellitus patients
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Objective: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease which is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity affecting all the age group worldwide. Periodontal disease, xerostomia, and dental caries are the most common oral complications of DM. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and awareness of undergraduate dental students regarding the oral health of DM patients. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in Saveetha Dental College, using a self-administered, closed-ended questionnaire with 18 questions to assess the knowledge and awareness of 150 undergraduate dental students regarding the oral health of DM patients. Data collected were statistically analyzed and the results were obtained. Results: 93.3% of the students were aware that fungal and bacterial infections are superadded in diabetes, and 80.6% of the students were aware that diabetes causes halitosis. 81.3% of the students were aware that diabetes causes dental caries and only 56% of the students routinely checked random blood sugar levels in patients before the start of dental procedure. Conclusion: According to the current study, the knowledge and awareness regarding the oral health of DM patients were good among majority of the undergraduate dental students.

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    G. S. V. Nivashini, M. P. Santhosh Kumar*

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    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. M. P. Santhosh Kumar, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamalle High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    G. S. V. Nivashini, M. P. Santhosh Kumar*

    Title:Knowledge and awareness among undergraduate dental students regarding oral health of diabetes mellitus patients
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (April)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (464-470)
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    Methodology:Diabetes mellitus, Halitosis, Knowledge, Oral health, Periodontitis
    Research Materials:Dental students

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Caries Dental students Diabetes mellitus Halitosis Knowledge Oral health Periodontitis

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