Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002895
Title: Knowledge and awareness about formocresol used in pulpotomy among dental students
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to enquire about the use of formocresol in pulpotomy and awareness about it among dental students. Materials and Methods: The questionnaire to know the use of formocresol in pulpotomy was e-mailed to 120 dental students out of whom only 107 responded. Data management and statistical analysis were performed using statistical software. Results: The results showed that 77.57% use formocresol in pulpotomy of primary teeth. Of which 63.9% used diluted concentration. Most of the dental students used 1:5 dilutions and preferred calcium hydroxide (29.9%), mineral trioxide aggregate (27.1%), and formocresol in pulpotomy (22.4%). Conclusion: Formocresol being cost-effective was used by many students of Saveetha Dental College. Although diluted formulations were used, the effective dose and concentration causing minimal harm are yet to be determined.

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    B. Bharadwaj, Ganesh Jeevanandan*

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

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

    *Corresponding Author: Ganesh Jeevanandan, Department of Pedodontics, 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:

    B. Bharadwaj, Ganesh Jeevanandan*

    Title:Knowledge and awareness about formocresol used in pulpotomy among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December [ Special Issue 4 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3450-3452)
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    Methodology: Survey
    Research Materials:Calcium hydroxide, Formocresol

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Calcium hydroxide Formocresol Mineral trioxide aggregate Pulpotomy Survey

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