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Acquaintance of Dental Professionals in Relation to Emergency Management of Tooth Avulsion in Karachi
Yawar Ali Abidi1 , Fazal-ur-Rehman Qazi2 , Faisal Bhangar3 , Sameer Qureshi4 , Saqib Rashid5

Volume 18, Issue 1 (January - March 2009)

Open Access

Objective:

Avulsion of permanent tooth is the most serious of all dental injuries. The prognosis depends on the measures taken at the place of accident or the time immediately after the avulsion. An appropriate emergency management and treatment plan is important for a good prognosis. The objective of the present study was to evaluate and investigate the knowledge of dental professionals about the emergency management of tooth avulsion in Karachi.

Methodology:

Two Hundred questionnaires were distributed amongst General dental practitioner, Postgraduate trainees and House officers, the questions were related to knowledge of how to treat and manage the traumatic avulsion of teeth.

Results:

Out of 200 dentists targeted 50% were involved in Continuing Education Programme 25% updated their knowledge through journals and books. While rest had only information they got during their education at dental schools.

Conclusion:

The data suggested that the level of knowledge on the management of dental avulsion among dental professional in city of Karachi is adequate.

Keywords:

Dental trauma, knowledge, survey, tooth avulsion