Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

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Sudhanshu Saxena

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PhD scholar, Pacific Academy of Higher Education and Research University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

  • Research Article   
    Perceived Barriers to Preventive Dental Care among Practicing Dentists of Central India
    Author(s): Sudhanshu Saxena*, Mohit Pal Singh and N. D. Shashikiran

    Aim: The present research aimed to assess barriers to provide preventive dental care among practicing dentists of Central India. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted among practicing dentists of Madhya Pradesh state, India. A Web-based questionnaire was designed to collect demographic information and responses on a Likert scale for 12 barriers. The barriers were subcategorized as patient-, dentist and practice-related barriers. Data collected were statistically analysed using Pearson’s chi-square test and multivariate logistic regression analysis. P values <0.05 were considered statistically significant. Results: The ignorance of patients for regular dental visits, considering preventive care as non-profitable, and the traditional curative nature of dentistry .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/0976-156X.22.14.224

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