alexa Practice and Attitude towards Orthodontic Services by Pedodontists and General Practitioners
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Research Article

Practice and Attitude towards Orthodontic Services by Pedodontists and General Practitioners

Akshay G1, Anur G1, Singh K2* and Singh T3

1Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College and Hospital, Jammu, India

2Department of Public Health Dentistry, Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Patiala, India

3Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Patiala, India

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Karanprakash Singh
Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry
Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital
Patiala, India
Tel: +918437112344
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: April 26, 2017; Accepted Date: April 26, 2017; Published Date: April 30, 2017

Citation: Akshay G, Anur G, Singh K, Singh T (2017) Practice and Attitude towards Orthodontic Services by Pedodontists and General Practitioners. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 5: 211. doi:10.4172/2376-032X.1000211

Copyright: © 2017 Akshay G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Objective: The study aimed to evaluate the provision of orthodontic skills among general and pediatric dentists. Methods: The study included 344 subjects, who were given a questionnaire that included information like experience of practice, type of orthodontic appliances used, frequency of orthodontic patients treated yearly, etc. Mean scores of all the questions were calculated using student’s t test and one-way ANOVA test at p value <0.05. Results: In general, percentage of participants practicing orthodontics was 22.1%. It was observed that more number of pedodontists were involved in orthodontic treatment than general dentists. Removable appliances were frequently used for patients. The prevalence of practicing orthodontic treatment was mostly observed in more experienced practitioners. Conclusion: The frequency of providing orthodontic treatment was significantly higher amongst pediatric dentists. However, orthodontic courses should be made available for the dental practitioners for further excellence.

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