AWARENESS OF POLISHING PROCEDURE AMONG UNDERGRADUATE DENTAL STUDENTS

Srinivasan Neduntheru Narasimhan, Shalini Shivashankar, Sheela Monica J, Uma Sudhakar

Abstract


The routine oral hygiene procedure comprises oral prophylaxis followed by polishing. Polishing helps to smoothen the tooth surface thereby producing an lustrous and glossy surface. With nearly 30,000 students graduating from dental schools across India every year they form the backbone of future dentistry across the nation and the globe. The knowledge about polishing procedure among dental students is not widely recorded and it’s the need of the hour to ensure that the student’s present knowledge level to be recorded and if any unawareness present should be eliminated through proper training. This study was designed to record the current status on awareness of polishing  among the dental students. An 20 point questionnaire was formulated and the responses were recorded . The resultant data are tabulated and conclusions were drawn.

 


Keywords


Dental Polishing ; Knowledge ; BDS

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