Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005264
Title: Knowledge and awareness of various tooth remineralizing agents among dental students and practitioners – A survey
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Dental caries belongs to a group of complex diseases and it ensues due to multiple contributing factors. Many strategies are nowadays being applied for the prevention of dental caries, but no single strategy can guarantee 100% success. The usual method of treating dental caries is to remove the diseased part of the tooth and restore it with a restorative material. Though we have many restorative materials available, a preventive restorative material is one such thing longed for a long time. Materials and Methods: The survey was conducted on an online platform called Google Forms. The survey was answered by 75 participants belonging to different dental colleges and dental practitioners in Chennai. The participants in the survey mainly consisted of undergraduates belonging to III BDS, IV BDS, interns, postgraduates, faculty, and clinical practitioners. It was a multicenter survey conducted in four dental colleges and three dental clinics in Chennai, Coimbatore, and Ootacamund situated in Tamil Nadu. The survey was conducted after the institutional and ethical clearance was obtained. The survey mainly consisted of questions to assess about the various remineralizing products, its applications, and its commercial availability. Results: The survey was conducted among 75 people and the results were collected and analyzed. Of 75 participants, 41.3% were III BDS, 10.7% were IV BDS, 13.3% were Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship, 12% were postgraduates, 9.3% were faculty, and 13.3% were clinical practitioners. Conclusion: Minimal intervention dentistry is not a strategy, it is a philosophy. The future of dentistry will rely on regeneration of tooth structure. Understanding the remineralization process allows dentist to treat the lesion before cavitation. More clinical trials are necessary to know efficacy of these newer remineralizing agents.

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    C.Varusha Sharon1 , Marian Anand Bennis2 *

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

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

    *Corresponding author: Marian Anand Bennis, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    C.Varusha Sharon1 , Marian Anand Bennis2 *

    Title:Knowledge and awareness of various tooth remineralizing agents among dental students and practitioners – A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (November [ Special Issue 1])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (183-188)
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    Methodology:Knowledge and awareness, A survey
    Research Materials:Dental students and practitioners

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Cavitation Demineralization Hypocalcified Less invasive Remineralizing agents

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