Knowledge, Attitude and Practice survey on sequelae of Bruxism among dentists in university hospital setting

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Srinidhi Kasthurirengan, Senthil Murugan Pandurangan, Mahathi Narella, Dinesh Prabu M


BACKGROUND: Bruxism is defined as parafunctional grinding of teeth or an oral habit consisting of involuntary rhythmic or spasmodic non functional gnashing, grinding or clenching of teeth in other than chewing movements of the mandible which may lead to occlusal trauma and temporomandibular joint disorders


AIM: The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge , attitude and practice on sequelae of bruxism in dentists in university hospital setting in chennai.

MATERIALS & METHODS - A total of 1048 dental practitioners from Chennai were included in this survey.  All the subjects were from different university hospital settings and they were given a multiple choice questionnaire consisting of 17 questions on the knowledge , attitude and practice about Bruxism.The questionnaire was pretested for validation and  distributed personally or  through the web designed  program The cross sectional  survey was conducted from 1st December 2020 till 1st December 2020. Results were tabulated

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