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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1029-1032

Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of orthognathic surgery among orthodontic patient-prospective study


1 Assistant professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Chengalpet, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Professor, Department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Sri venkateswara dental college, Chennai, Tamil nadu, India
3 Assistant professor, Department Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Meenakshi ammal dental college, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Associate professor, Department of Public health dentistry, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Chengalpet Tamil Nadu, India
5 Assistant professor, Department of periodontics, KSR Institute of Dental Sciences, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
6 Associate professor, Department of periodontics, KSR Institute of Dental Sciences, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhuvaneswari Mani
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Chengalpet - 603 308, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_287_21

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Aim: The aim of the current survey was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude, and awareness regarding orthognathic surgery among orthodontic patients. Materials and Methods: This is cross-sectional web-based questionnaire survey conducted among orthodontic patients in Tamil Nadu. The self-administered questions related to awareness of orthognathic surgery were collected from 500 subjects. The statistical analysis was done using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (V 22.0). The frequency distribution was computed. Results: This survey revealed that 466 (93.2%) respondents had awareness about the role of orthognathic surgery. 332 (66.4%) had given the correct responses related to differentiating skeletal and dental malocclusion, 454 (90.6%) had the awareness of risk factors associated with orthognathic surgery and 40 (7.0%) were experienced regarding the procedure. Conclusion: The result of the current study showed that it clearly implies that the population was aware of orthognathic surgery as a treatment modality for correcting skeletal deformities.


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