Dentists Knowledge, Awareness and Control Measures Towards Covid-19 – A Questionnaire Based Study


Authors : S. Gokkulakrishnan; Atish Kundu; Abhishek Karan; Pratima Tomar; Ketan Kumar

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6406771

The global Pandemic of COVID-19 has immensely affected dentistry as a whole. The evidence of human-to-human transmission with worldwide deathshas confined the dentists to their homes due to the high risk nature of the profession. With this increase in risk, dentists are facing heavy fallout and are concerned about the effects of this pandemic on the future of dentistry. Aim: The aim of this survey was to assess the knowledge, awareness and control measures associated with COVID19 among the undergraduates, postgraduates and consultant dentists in Kanpur. Methodology: Questionnaire was distributed among 100 participants comprising of dentists and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Kanpur. Results: In this study, majority of the participants believed that dentists were at higher risk of virus than any other healthcare profession and also for transmitting the infection to their patients. They also believed the fact that wearing N95mask did not guarantee them safety against the virus. Although all the dentists were vaccinated they believe that vaccination does not prevent from the deadly virus. Majority of the dentists felt that the pandemic has affected dentistry as a career and income as well and considerably reduced their patient flow. Moreovermost of them were prepared to treat patients with positive COVID-19 infection. Conclusion: This questionnaire based study clearly helped in assessing the common concerns associated with COVID-19 that pandemic has posed various drawbacks and threats to the dentistry profession still they are prepared to treat patient with active covid-19 infection.

Keywords : Covid19, Dentist , Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Questionnaire, Corona Virus .

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