Knowledge and Awareness among Parents and General Dental Practitioners regarding Rehabilitation with Full Coverage Restoration in Children: A Multi-centric Trial

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Author
1. Basant Gupta
2. Gyanendra Saroj
3. Aman Moda
ISSN
0974-7052
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1359
Volume
9
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2016
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
    1. Reader, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Guru Gobind Singh College of Dental Sciences and Research Center Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
    1. Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
    1. Department of Prosthodontics, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur Rajasthan, India
  • Article keywords
    Full coverage restorations, General dental practitioners, Knowledge, Parents

    Abstract

    Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and awareness among parents and general dental practitioners regarding rehabilitation with full coverage restoration in children following pulp therapy. Materials and methods: A multiple choice questionnaire was given to 1,000 parents and 400 general practitioners in this multicentric trial. The questionnaire assessed their beliefs, knowledge regarding care of primary teeth, assessment of treating children, and knowledge regarding importance of primary teeth. All the questionnaires were then compiled and statistically analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Results and discussion: 53% parents did not know the importance of primary teeth and 73% parents also thought that no treatment is possible for pulpally involved primary teeth. 20% parents believed that root canal treatment can be possible for children and only 10% knew about full coverage restorations. 40% of the general dentists felt that the best treatment in the case of primary necrotic teeth is extraction and only 13% knew about stainless steel crowns. 62% of general dental practitioners pointed out patients’ noninterest in providing crowns whereas 68% parents reported non-information by dentists. Conclusion: Both parents and general dental practitioners have incomplete and inadequate knowledge regarding full coverage restorations, and we need to improve the knowledge and dental awareness of the parents and the general dental practitioners. How to cite this article: Moda A, Saroj G, Sharma S, Gupta B. Knowledge and Awareness among Parents and General Dental Practitioners regarding Rehabilitation with Full Coverage Restoration in Children: A Multi-centric Trial. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016;9(2):177-180.

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