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Research Paper | Dental Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017
Assessment of Oral Hygiene Status, Oral Health Attitude and Behavior among Dental Students - A Cross Sectional Study
Abstract: Aims and objectives-The awareness of oral hygiene and the attitude towards oral hygiene practice differs from individual to individual and also between professionals. This study aims at evaluating the awareness and attitude towards oral hygiene practice amongst dental students. This was carried out among the students of Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur. A questionnaire survey was distributed among clinical and preclinical student along with oral hygiene status which was assessed using pomshedlay index 1976 Results of the study shows no significant difference between the oral health attitudes, behavior and oral hygiene status of male & female dental students when comparison was done between clinical students and pre-clinical students clinical students have significantly better attitude, behavior & oral hygiene.
Keywords: Oral health, dental professionals, oral hygiene practices and preventive care
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,
Pages: 2257 - 2260