International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2015, Vol. 1 Issue 4, Part A
Preference of caries preventive agents among the practicing dentists of Davangere City, Karnataka
AUTHOR(S): Vinit B. Patel, Kavan Patel, Srushti A. Chaudhari, Ruchita K. Patel
ABSTRACT:Objectives: To identify which carries preventive agents are commonly used by the dentists of Davangere city and is there any association between gender and use of caries preventive agents among the dentists of Davangere. Methods: It is a cross sectional survey, consisting of 25 questions to that which carries preventive agents are used by the 56 practicing dentists of Davangere city. Results: In-office topical fluoride was the method most frequently used. There is a significant difference between sex and application of dental sealants on occlusal surface of permanent tooth in patient with age 6-18 years. Conclusion: There is need to increase awareness regarding various caries preventing agents as well as the importance of performing caries risk assessment in an individual patient. Also there is need to increase the awareness among the female dentists regarding use of dental sealant in patients with age 6-18 years.
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Vinit B. Patel, Kavan Patel, Srushti A. Chaudhari, Ruchita K. Patel. Preference of caries preventive agents among the practicing dentists of Davangere City, Karnataka. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2015;1(4):08-12.