Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003124
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of oral hygiene among dwarfs
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the attitude and knowledge on oral hygiene measures among dwarfs. Introduction: Dwarf is a person with abnormally small stature due to a pathological condition, especially with disproportion or deformation of features and limbs. For various reasons, the oral health-care demand from the dwarf population is low and difficult to determine, whereas their oral hygiene status would need urgent care. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 dwarfs were selected from the rehabilitation centers, theme parks, and circus areas in and around Chennai. A questionnaire- based study was conducted among 25–50 years old dwarfs during November 2017–January 2018. Results: The percentage of the dwarfs who brush only once in the morning and never use mouthwash after brushing is more (80%) than who brushes twice a day and 100% of them use toothpaste and brush and they never floss. Conclusion: The dwarfs had good knowledge on the basic oral health measures which is enough to maintain proper oral health, but their practices and attitude toward oral health were relatively poor.

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    R. Bharathi 1 , Antonette Rhea2 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    R. Bharathi 1 , Antonette Rhea2 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and practice of oral hygiene among dwarfs
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (February)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (290-295)
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    Methodology:Knowledge, attitude, and practice
    Research Materials:Tooth brush,Brushing technique,dwarfs

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Brushing technique Mouthwash Oral hygiene Tongue scraper Tooth brush

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