Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003610
Title: Knowledge and awareness about the association between periodontal disease and systemic diseases among medical practitioners: A questionnaire study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim and Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge and awareness among medical practitioners about the association between periodontal disease and systemic diseases. Methods: A web-based questionnaire comprising 10 questions was formulated and circulated among 100 medical practitioners. The responses were then subjected to statistical analysis. Results and Conclusion: In the present study, the knowledge and awareness regarding the association between systemic diseases and periodontal disease was limited. Hence, medical specialists must recognize the direct and/or indirect impact of oral health on the overall general health and incorporate it in the clinical practice.

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    Author(s) Name:

    K. M. Shunmugam*, Arvina Rajasekar

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

    *Corresponding author: K. M. Shunmugam, Department of Periodontology, 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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    Author:

    K. M. Shunmugam*, Arvina Rajasekar

    Title:Knowledge and awareness about the association between periodontal disease and systemic diseases among medical practitioners: A questionnaire study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (June )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1416-1418)
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    Methodology:Knowledge , awareness, A web-based questionnaire survey
    Research Materials:medical practitioners

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Oral health Periodontitis Systemic diseases

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