Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002891
Title: Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward use of herbal medicine in endodontics among dentists in Chennai
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Endodontic treatment aims complete disinfection of entire root canal system. Herbal medicines are the emerging trend in endodontic treatment. The knowledge and understanding of natural approach of the treatments among dental practitioners are still questionable. In this context, the present study was undertaken among dentists in Chennai to assess their knowledge and attitude toward the use of herbal products in endodontics. Aim: The study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAPs) toward the use of herbal medicine in endodontics among dentists in Chennai. Materials and Methods: A detailed performed validated questionnaire having both open-ended and close-ended questions to assess KAPs was given to 108 dentists in Chennai chosen randomly. The results from the questionnaire are to be evaluated statistically. Results: The mean knowledge scores for endodontists and general practitioners were 20.6 ± 2.62 and 2.80 ± 5.66; the mean attitude scores were 1.47 ± 0.5 and 1.09 ± 0.64; and the mean practice score was 2.14 ± 1.05 and 1.3 ± 0.92, respectively. A statistically significant correlation was found between the knowledge and practice score (0.000) and knowledge and attitude score (0.000). Conclusion: The overall KAP of the sample population representing the dentists in Chennai toward the use of herbal products in endodontics is not satisfactory. Endodontists had better knowledge about herbal medicine compared to general practitioners.

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    Akshay Khandelwal, P. Ajitha*

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    Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: P. Ajitha, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    Akshay Khandelwal, P. Ajitha*

    Title:Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward use of herbal medicine in endodontics among dentists in Chennai
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (November [ Special Issue 3 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3437-3442)
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    Methodology:questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials:Herbal medicine, Herbal products, Herbs in endodontics

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Endodontics Herbal medicine Herbal products Herbs in endodontics Knowledge; attitude; and practice survey

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