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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2022, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Part D

Survey on knowledge, attitude & skills of dental professionals of West Bengal on minimal invasive dentistry concepts: A wise move or a set back for dentistry after COVID-19?

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Anisha Bag, Dr. Khooshbu Gayen, Dr. Rajib Sikdar, Dr. Supreet Shirolkar, Dr. Subir Sarkar and Dr. Somen Roychowdhury
ABSTRACT:
Background: The emphasis on caries prevention & minimal spread of infection during this pandemic situation has led to a paradigm shift toward the concept of minimal intervention dentistry (MID). MID limits the destruction of tooth structure as well as aerosol generation, a deviation from G.V. Black’s restorative principle. However, there seems to be either deficiency in knowledge or lack of initiations by the dentists to adopt these principles into clinical practice.
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice of dental professionals of West Bengal regarding the awareness & acceptance of MID at the age of time (COVID-19).
Methods & Inferences: Data were collected through a month-long online survey questionnaire based on individual responses & statistically analyzed.
Results: It indicates that most of the respondents have satisfactory knowledge (3.21±1.16), possess moderate skills in carrying out MID techniques in daily clinical practice (11.36±2.72), but showed poor attitude towards MID (2.91±1.07).
Conclusion: Hence, its implementation into their practices is not adequate. Supervised awareness campaigns have to be done for updating the practice and encouraging the clinical decisions of dental professionals in this critical situation (COVID-19).
Pages: 219-223  |  121 Views  8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anisha Bag, Dr. Khooshbu Gayen, Dr. Rajib Sikdar, Dr. Supreet Shirolkar, Dr. Subir Sarkar, Dr. Somen Roychowdhury. Survey on knowledge, attitude & skills of dental professionals of West Bengal on minimal invasive dentistry concepts: A wise move or a set back for dentistry after COVID-19?. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2022;8(1):219-223. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2022.v8.i1d.1431
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