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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 58-63

Assessment of knowledge and attitude of school teachers regarding emergency management of dental trauma in Udaipur city, India: A cross-sectional study


Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Mukesh Panwar
Postgraduate Student, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_6_19

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Background: Dental trauma is common in childhood. The home, school, and playground are the most common places where one can find a noticeable risk of traumatic injuries. Teachers are usually in proximity to children and are often called upon to provide initial care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the school teacher’s knowledge and attitude toward emergency management of dental trauma (EMDT). Material and Methods: The cross-sectional study was carried out among 400 school teachers from 24 selected schools in a city by simple cluster sampling. A closed-ended, structured, modified questionnaire was used for the survey. Data obtained from 400 completed questionnaires were statistically analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: The study achieved around 88% response rate. Majority of school teachers accepted that their knowledge of EMDT was not enough. Maximum of teachers wanted future education in EMDT. Very few teachers reported that they were unable to provide proper action when needed in case of dental trauma. Conclusion: The present study revealed considerably low knowledge and attitude of school teachers regarding EMDT.


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