Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003627
Title: Knowledge, awareness and perception about salivary markers in dental caries – A survey
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Dental caries is characterized by the destruction of tooth tissues by synergistic complex effects among acids generated from the fermentation of dietary carbohydrates by bacteria and susceptible host factors, such as teeth and saliva. Cavities are most commonly seen in patients with a lower salivary flow due to a decrease in the antibacterial, buffering and cleansing functions. The aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge, awareness and perception among dental students on salivary biomarkers in dental caries. Materials and Methods: The study participants answered a structured questionnaire to determine their knowledge and awareness regarding the biomarkers used in caries detection. Result: From this survey, 94% of the participants opted that saliva can be used in early diagnosis of dental caries. 62% of the students are aware that the predominantly prevalent caries associated species in humans to be Streptococcus mutans. Conclusion: From the survey conducted, it can be concluded that awareness among dental students about salivary markers in caries detection is fair and there is the need for continuous education and for formal inclusion of the methods used in detection of caries, in the students’ curriculum.

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    Preetha Parthasarathy1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 , R. Gayathri 2 *

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

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

    *Corresponding author: V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Preetha Parthasarathy1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 , R. Gayathri 2 *

    Title:Knowledge, awareness and perception about salivary markers in dental caries – A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (June )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1482-1485)
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    Methodology:dental caries, salivary biomarkers, A survey,Knowledge, awareness and perception
    Research Materials:Saliva

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Saliva dental caries salivary biomarkers

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