Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003990
Title: Awareness of alternative medicine in dentistry among dental students – A survey
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Alternative medicine is defined as any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine but is not founded on evidence gathered using the scientific method. Some of the examples are Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy. Even though alternative medicine is widely practiced in India, its full potential is not used in other medical fields such as dentistry. Herbal extracts have been successfully used in dentistry as tooth cleansing and antimicrobial plaque agents. Aim: This study aims to create the awareness of alternative medicine in dentistry among the dental students. Materials and Methods: This study consists of a questionnaire about awareness of alternative medicine, its types, side effects, consideration over allopathic medicine, etc. It is done in the form of online survey and sent to 100 dental students. Results were statistically analyzed and calculated. Results: From the results obtained, it is clearly inferred that there is minimum knowledge of alternative medicine among the dental students and is not ready to advice alternative medicine. Conclusion: There is minimum knowledge of alternative medicine among the dental students and is not ready to advice alternative medicine. This study is about creating awareness of alternative medicine and promotes its wide use in dentistry so that alternative medicine will also contribute more in near future.

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    P. S. Karthikeson, R. Gayathri*, V. Vishnu Priya

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

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayathri, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 160, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    P. S. Karthikeson, R. Gayathri*, V. Vishnu Priya

    Title:Awareness of alternative medicine in dentistry among dental students – A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2184-2187)
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    Methodology: Awareness, Dental students, Dentistry, Survey
    Research Materials:Alternative medicine

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Alternative medicine Awareness Dental students Dentistry Survey

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