Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004280
Title: A survey to assess the knowledge of dental practitioners on development of occlusion and eruption pattern
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge among dentists treating pediatric patients about the development of occlusion and eruption pattern in children. Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the knowledge and create awareness among dental practitioners treating pediatric patients about the importance of the development of occlusion and eruption pattern in children. Background: Childhood is the mirror in which the propensities of adulthood are reflected; similarly, the type of occlusion in primary dentition predicts the occlusion of the permanent dentition. An ideal occlusion is the perfect interdigitation of the upper and lower teeth. The emergence of the primary dentition is a valuable time for the development of oral motor behavior and the acquisition of masticator skills. The clinician needs to be able to predict the influence that different treatment options will have on the occlusion and dentition when the child’s development is complete. Materials and Methods: A closed-ended questionnaire comprising 15 questions based on eruption sequence, pattern, and occlusion was given to 100 dental practitioners. Data were analyzed by computing the percentage response for each question. Results: The results show that 66% correctly responded about simian spaces. About 62% of the practitioners knew about early mesial shift. Only 36% of the clinicians responded correctly about mesial step, whereas 53% answered it as distal step. About 93% were aware of the Broadbent phenomenon/ugly duckling stage. About 70% were aware of self-correcting anomalies. About 52% knew about the sequence of eruption of permanent teeth in maxilla. Conclusion: This study concludes that most of the dental practitioners treating pediatric patients are aware of the development of occlusion and eruption patterns in pediatric patients.

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    Geethika Babu, Mebin George Mathew*

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Mebin George Mathew, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, No. 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Geethika Babu, Mebin George Mathew*

    Title:A survey to assess the knowledge of dental practitioners on development of occlusion and eruption pattern
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (October [Special Issue 1])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (49-54)
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    Methodology:A survey
    Research Materials:occlusion and eruption pattern

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Deciduous Emergence Eruption Occlusion Permanent Ugly duckling

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