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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS CBCT AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS IN WESTERN TAMILNADU - A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

Dr. Surya Gunasekaran*, Dr. Nazargi Mahabob, Dr. Elangovan S., Dr. Suman Jaishankar,
Dr. Senthil Kumar B. and Dr. Deepika Rajendran

ABSTRACT

Aim: The aim of this study to evaluate the knowledge and attitude towards this advanced imaging technique CBCT among dental PG students in Western Tamil Nadu Materials and Methods: It is a descriptive study. Ethical clearance was obtained from the Institutional Review Board. The questionnarie was designed considering the studies of Kamburoglu et al which were given to students of dental institutions in western part of TamilNadu after obtaining written informed consent. Differences in responses by institution, education level and sex were analysed statistically using SPSS version12. Results: Majority of the participants had heard of CBCT. Among 181 students, about 93% (n= 168) are aware of cone beam computed tomography used for dentomaxillofacial region and 91.7% felt CBCT is useful as diagnostic tool in the field of dentistry. 85% said that they wanted a CBCT unit at their institution.39% gained more knowledge about CBCT through seminar, 33% through lectures by faculty. 79% stated that adequate teaching was not given to the dental undergraduates regarding CBCT. Conclusion: Considering the result of our present survey, dental postgraduate students from all institutions want CBCT unit to be available at their dental institution. It is also recommended that appropriate CBCT education should be included in dental UG curriculum and providing additional educational programs to postgraduate students.

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