Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005439
Title: Clinician awareness on the etiology of the temporomandibular joint disorder – A survey
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge and awareness of the dentists on the etiology of the temporomandibular disorders with an online questionnaire survey. Materials and Methods: The study was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study. A total of 120 dentists participated in the study. The target population entailed was general dentists practicing in Chennai. A pre-tested questionnaire was mailed to the respondents following informed consent. The data were extracted from the responses and analyzed. Results: The total response rate recovered was 84%, and the respondents consisted of 19 males and 81 females. Around 83% of the dentists considered stress a perpetuating factor for temporomandibular joint disorders. Conclusion: The results showed that the knowledge and awareness of the general dentists regarding temporomandibular joint disorders in Chennai were satisfactory. However, the practice regarding the diagnosis of the etiology and treatment was inadequate. To ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment of these temporomandibular joint disorders, proper diagnostic protocols must be followed, and the dentists must be trained to diagnose the condition appropriately for referral of the patient to an expert.

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    Simone Shah1 *, Deepak Nallaswamy2

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

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Simone Shah, Department of Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Simone Shah1 *, Deepak Nallaswamy2

    Title:Clinician awareness on the etiology of the temporomandibular joint disorder – A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):14 (March)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (189-192)
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    Methodology:Survey
    Research Materials:temporomandibular joint disorder

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Chennai Dentists Etiology Survey TMD

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