Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003550
Title: Awareness on functional orthodontic treatment among dental students in Chennai city
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Functional appliances are used for growth modification procedures that are aimed at intercepting and treating jaw discrepancies. Certain studies reveal that there is a lack of knowledge among dental students on functional orthodontic therapy. This study aims to assess the awareness on functional orthodontic therapy among dental students in Chennai city. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted as a cross-sectional survey among 50 dental students pursuing final year and internship in Chennai city. 15 questions eliciting information about the knowledge about awareness on functional orthodontic treatment were framed. The responses obtained from the participants were compiled, processed further, and analyzed. Various studies were referred to gain more knowledge to improvise the study. Results: On analyzing the results and comparing with recent similar studies, knowledge about awareness on functional orthodontic treatment is inadequate among dental students. Conclusion: This study concludes that the knowledge about awareness on functional orthodontic treatment among dental students in Chennai city is inadequate. Hence, vigorous dental awareness programs or lectures should be arranged to address this concern.

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    Ashok Kumar, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

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

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

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    Ashok Kumar, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

    Title:Awareness on functional orthodontic treatment among dental students in Chennai city
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1023-1026)
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    Methodology:Awareness, orthodontic, treatment
    Research Materials:students

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Awareness orthodontic treatment students

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