International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Dental Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Knowledge, Attitude & Practices amongst Indian General Dentists regarding Dental Floss: A Questionnaire Study

Rohit Jagiasi [2] | Prasad Nadig [2] | Monali Shah [2] | Pankti Shah [2]

Abstract: Daily removal of plaque from adjacent teeth is essential part of any oral hygiene routine to prevent or control tooth decay and disease. This study aims to assess the Knowledge, Attitude & Practice regarding the use of dental floss amongst Indian General Dentists. A total of 200 participants were included where, statistically significant results (p<0.05) were seen on intergroup comparison between private practitioners, faculty and PG students assessed attitude regarding dental floss on basis of qualification. On intergroup comparison of Knowledge regarding dental floss based on years of practice among Indian General Dentists, results were statistically significant (p<0.05). Statistically significant results were seen (p<0.05) intergroup comparison of Attitude regarding dental floss based on years of practice among Indian General Dentists. Results of (p<0.05) was statistically significant in participants with less than 5 years of practice prescribed floss routinely to patients was observed. Thus, need for improvement of knowledge, attitude & practices amongst dental students are imperative by encouraging them in their dental curriculum & provide them better training for use of interdental aids like dental floss.

Keywords: Attitude, dental floss, India, knowledge, practices

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 2081 - 2085

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