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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 353-358

Knowledge, perception, and attitude on conservative and endodontic practice on COVID pandemic situation: A qualitative research


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Awadh Dental College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jahrkhand, India
2 Dental Surgeron, Turlock, California, USA
3 Department of Dentistry, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Government Medical College, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India
4 Department of Prosthodontist, College of Dentistry, Al Zufli, Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5 Boston Unversity, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
6 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, S Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Science and Research, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
7 Department of OMFS, Narsinbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Khatore
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. Awadh Dental College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_740_20

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Aim: The purpose of our study was to analyze the knowledge and attitude of conservative as well as endodontic practice among dental professionals during coronavirus pandemic situation. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted over a period of 3 months among 1256 dental surgeons, which included 400 MDS and 856 BDS dentists. Questionnaire assessed knowledge of the participants about COVID-19, risk assessment about the pandemic, preparedness of the participants, as well as specific precautions in cases which require conservative and endodontic treatment strategies against COVID-19. Results: It was observed that around 83% of the study participants felt that rubber dams are a useful tool to prevent cross-infections, even COVID-19. However, COVID-19 prevention techniques such as use of low-speed handpiece and chemicomechanical techniques were preferred by a smaller number of participants: 25% of participants by former, only 12% for the latter. To prevent aerosol splatter, use of high-volume suction was preferred by 49% of dental surgeons. Conclusion: In our study, we concluded that dental surgeons, who come under high risk category; had good basic knowledge about COVID-19 disease process as well as transmission. However, it is imperative that these clinicians need to be extra cautious in handling cases during this pandemic time and limit the disease spread as well.


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