Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100--103

The knowledge, attitude and practice in prevention of dental caries amongst pediatricians in Bangalore: A cross-sectional study


GA Murthy1, U Mohandas2 
1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dayanandsagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India
2 Principal, Professor & Head, Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
G A Murthy
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dayanandsagar College of Dental Sciences, Shavige Malleshwara Hills, Kumaraswamy layout, Bangalore - 560 074, Karnataka
India

Dental caries comprise the single most chronic disease affecting children today. Evidence increasingly suggests that for successful prevention of dental caries, preventive interactions must begin within the first year of life. Pediatricians are responsible for the primary care of the child and are well positioned to begin this process if they recognize and encourage good preventive habits and refer appropriately. Insufficient information about their role in prevention of dental caries led us to conduct a survey among pediatricians in Bangalore urban to determine their knowledge, attitude and practice in prevention of dental caries.


How to cite this article:
Murthy G A, Mohandas U. The knowledge, attitude and practice in prevention of dental caries amongst pediatricians in Bangalore: A cross-sectional study.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2010;28:100-103


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Murthy G A, Mohandas U. The knowledge, attitude and practice in prevention of dental caries amongst pediatricians in Bangalore: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Oct 23 ];28:100-103
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