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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-24

Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward oral health among pharmacy students in Chennai


Department of Public Health Dentistry, Priyadarshini Dental College and Hospital, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India

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M Youlanda Preethi
No. 5/21, 1st Street, Thendral Nagar West, Thirumullaivoyal, Chennai - 600 062, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-6360.188220

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Aims: The aim of the study was to access the oral health knowledge, attitude, and practices among pharmacy students in Chennai. Settings and Design: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study. Subjects and Methods: The descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted among pharmacy students in Chennai. The questionnaire was to access the knowledge and practice toward oral health. Statistical Analysis Used: Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). Results: 47.8% of the participants considered regular visit to the dentist is necessary. 64.8% of the participants have been professionally taught to brush. 31.9% of the participants prefer government hospitals for their treatment. Conclusions: There is a need for the comprehensive educational program among pharmacy students to promote oral hygiene and to impart education about oral hygiene practices.


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