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P-ISSN: 2394-7489, E-ISSN: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

2022, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Part C

Assessment of awareness, attitude and practices regarding eco-friendly dentistry among dental professionals in Pune city of Maharashtra

AUTHOR(S): Renuka Nagarale, Mandar Todkar, Nidah Javed Shaikh, Sabrin Shoukat Shaikh and Nazish Mahmood Wani
ABSTRACT:
Introduction: Given the current devastating state of our ecosystem and statistics regarding the depleting nature of our natural resources, adoption of green dentistry in clinics is a necessity.
Aim: This study was done with the intent of assessing awareness of dental practitioners about Eco-dentistry and strategies currently employed.
Materials and Methods: A structured, self-administered, close ended questionnaire was designed for data collection and shared with dentists residing in Pune city via a Google form link. It consisted of 24 questions that assessed awareness, attitude and practices with regards to green dentistry. Reliability and validity was calculated. Statistical analysis was done using descriptive statistics.
Results: The study involved 252 participants, of which, 82.14% were general practitioners and 17.85% were specialised practitioners respectively. Collectively, 90.47 % respondents were aware of the ideology behind Eco-dentistry. 61.90% participants believe that there is a requirement for formally educating dental professionals regarding the same. 67.46% participants implement efficient energy saving strategies in their clinics.
Conclusion: The study concluded that awareness about Eco-dentistry was fairly good in the study participants whereas attitude and implementation was satisfactory.
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How to cite this article:
Renuka Nagarale, Mandar Todkar, Nidah Javed Shaikh, Sabrin Shoukat Shaikh, Nazish Mahmood Wani. Assessment of awareness, attitude and practices regarding eco-friendly dentistry among dental professionals in Pune city of Maharashtra. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2022;8(1):140-144. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2022.v8.i1c.1419
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