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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 17-19

Knowledge, attitude, and practices of gynecologists regarding perinatal oral health care in Navi Mumbai

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, D. Y. Patil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Vrushali R Patil
9, Gandhar Society, near Mehta Hospital, Kulkarni Colony, Nashik 2, Maharashtra.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_6_20

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Introduction: This study aimed to assess knowledge, attitude, and practices among gynecologists regarding oral health care of expectant mothers in Navi Mumbai by using questionnaire. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 gynecologists were selected randomly, and a comprehensive questionnaire was distributed among them. Results: The result showed that majority of the gynecologists had good knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding oral health care. Conclusion: Gynecologist’s attitude and practices can be improved by oral health care–promoting strategies. Oral health care of expectant mother should be addressed by multi-professional approach. Perinatal oral health care should be provided by all gynecologists, and pediatric dentist should be a part of this team.

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