Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 836--840

Attention to COVID-19 pandemic among dental experts of Kerala State, India: A knowledge, attitude, and practice study


A Aravind1, Samyukta Nair2, TK Aparna3, Arun Jacob Thomas4, Sajna Oommen5, Aravind Vijayan6 
1 Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kannur Dental College, Anjarakandy, Kerala, India
2 Consultant Endodontist, Sunshine Dental Specialists, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, KMCT Dental College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
4 Reader, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Noorul Islam College of Dental Science, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
5 Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Noorul Islam College of Dental Science, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
6 Assistant Professor, Department of Dentistry, Mount Zion Medical College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
A Aravind
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kannur Dental College, Anjarakandy, Kerala
India

Background: Dentists are the common preys for the transmission of pandemic disease because of the airborne spread via routine dental checkups. This study which is a cross-sectional one gives the idea about awareness and alertness of dentists about COVID-19 in Kerala, India. Materials and Methods: The survey comprised 25 closed-ended questions. The survey was separated into two sections. The initial segment of the poll was identified with the socio-segment qualities that were researched, while the subsequent part was worried about dental practitioners' perspectives toward the management of COVID-19 and the apparent danger of defilement in dental facilities. Results: Coronavirus management in dental clinics differs regarding adherence to the rules. An aggregate of 750 respondents finished the form, out of which 686 (91.46%) complete reactions were incorporated. The majority of the respondents concurred on inquiries regarding the knowledge, practice, and mentality of dental specialists toward the COVID-19 pandemic. Conclusion: The feedback of most dental specialists with respect to the readiness and view of disease control measures against the COVID-19 pandemic was positive. Dental facilities need to adhere more to the central and state government suggestions in alertness of their facilities or by tutoring their dental specialists and staff.


How to cite this article:
Aravind A, Nair S, Aparna T K, Thomas AJ, Oommen S, Vijayan A. Attention to COVID-19 pandemic among dental experts of Kerala State, India: A knowledge, attitude, and practice study.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2021;13:836-840


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Aravind A, Nair S, Aparna T K, Thomas AJ, Oommen S, Vijayan A. Attention to COVID-19 pandemic among dental experts of Kerala State, India: A knowledge, attitude, and practice study. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 26 ];13:836-840
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