Assessment Of Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude And Practices Among Medical Students Of Mewat, Haryana (India)

Research Article
Amita Sharma1, Sonal Dhote, Monika Malik, Radhey Shyam, and Vijaylaxmy Malhotra
Oral health, Oral hygiene practice, Attitude, Questionnaire

Aim: The present study was conducted among the medical undergraduate students of ShaheedHasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College, Nuhto investigate the oral health knowledge, attitude and practicesand to compare the difference if any between the first year and final year students. Materials and methods: A questionnaire study was conducted among 170 medical students of Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government College.A self-administered structured questionnaire consisting of 20 questions on, oral hygiene knowledge, attitude and practices was distributed. The data collected was analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 18. Results and conclusion:This study revealed an integral overview of oral health knowledge, attitude and practices among first and final year medical students .Overall, dental knowledge and attitude was good among final year students as compared to first year, while oral health practices were moderate amongst both and further improvements can be encouraged. Improving their knowledge about oral hygiene awareness and oral health practices can ultimately benefit the people they are going to treat in future.