International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part D
Knowledge and attitude towards cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) amongst the dentist in Nagpur, Maharashtra
AUTHOR(S): Aditya Dupare, Apeksha Dhole and Mukta Motwani
ABSTRACT:In India, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has lately gained popularity as preferred dento-maxillofacial imaging modality by the dental practitioners in recent times. Optimal use of this technique cannot be assured without assessing the attitude and present status of knowledge of the dental practitioners in this field. So, as increasing availability of CBCT in dental practices and the importance of dentist’s attitudes towards new technologies, So, the Cross sectional observational study was conducted amongst dental practitioners, post graduate students and academicians in Nagpur city. The survey in the form of web link which include validated questionnaire. Descriptive data was analyzed using SPSS version 18.0 in terms of frequencies and percentages and score was assigned to linguistic descriptors of agreement & weighted mean score was obtained which indicating the level of agreement amongst dentists. Statistical results showed there is a definite gap in knowledge of CBCT applications among the dental specialists. So, introduction of training of CBCT amongst dentist, by conducting well-structured training modules shall ensure that dental specialists should use CBCT in an efficient way to improve the accuracy and reliability in Oral and Maxillofacial diagnosis and treatment planning.
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Aditya Dupare, Apeksha Dhole, Mukta Motwani. Knowledge and attitude towards cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) amongst the dentist in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(2):238-241.