Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 8 - 2020
A Questionnaire-Based Study to Evaluate the Knowledge and Practice among Dental Students in Relation with Sars-Cov-2 in Maharashtra
Hussain Mookhtiar1, Vivek Hegde2, Khatija Memon1*, Musharraf Ansari1 and Mohsin Shaikh3
1Post Graduate Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Pune, India
2Professor and HOD, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Pune, India
3Post Graduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridges, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Pune, India
*Corresponding Author: Khatija Memon, Post Graduate Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Pune.
Received: July 05, 2020; Published: July 14, 2020




Abstract

Introduction: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the area of Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, has evolved rapidly into a public health crisis and has spread exponentially to other parts of the world and is declared by the W.H.O as a pandemic. Dental students studying in institutes are at a very risk of contracting the virus as they are in large scale contact with patients as well as other students who can also be asymptomatic carriers. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and practical based views of dental students.

Materials and Method: A total of 12 knowledge-based questions and 16 practice- based questions were asked. The prepared questionnaire was distributed among under- graduate and post-graduate dental students of various dental institutes in the state of Maharashtra, India through a Google electronic survey system and their data were collected.

Results: 208 students participated in this survey, out of which 126 (60.6%) under- graduate students and 82 (39.4%) post-graduate students answered this survey over a span of 4 days. Mixed views regarding the knowledge and practice were observed among the students with respect to answers of the questions.

Conclusion: Owing to the mixed responses in this survey regarding dental students, limited knowledge will not be helpful in improving in their practices and only will lead to further toll on their mental health. Thus, SARS-Cov-2 education and preventive measures should be taught to every dental student as they are the future of dentistry.

Keywords: SARS-Cov-2; Dental Students; COVID-19

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Citation: Khatija Memon., et al. “A Questionnaire-Based Study to Evaluate the Knowledge and Practice among Dental Students in Relation with Sars-Cov-2 in Maharashtra”. EC Dental Science 19.8 (2020): 62-78.

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