Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 8 - 2020
Oral Health Attitude of Preclinical and Clinical Dental Students in Hamdard University Karachi
Nadeem Hafeez Khokhar1, Syeda Farhat Bukhari2, Abdur Rehman3*, Syed Muzzamil Ali Shah4 and Rafey Ahmed Jameel5
1Professor, HOD Science of Dental Material, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2Assistant Professor, Science of Dental Material, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
3Associate Professor, Science of Dental Material, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
4Associate Professor, HOD Community Health and Preventive Dentistry, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
5Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology and Tooth Morphology, Foundation University Dental Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Abdur Rehman, Associate Professor, Science of Dental Material, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
Received: July 14, 2020; Published: July 27, 2020




Abstract

Dental students are expected to be more concerned about their own hygiene as they play a pivotal role in educating the society of the importance of oral hygiene that will impart effect on their family, friends and patients. The purpose of the study was to explained the students and their individual queries. The pre translated English-language version of the Hu-Dbi was distributed to all outgoing preclinical (2nd year) and regular clinical (4th year) dental students at the College of Dentistry, Hamdard University. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 23. Chi square testing was done p 0.05 was considered statistically significant. It was found that there is no difference in knowledge, attitude and behavior between the preclinical and clinical students. The inculcation of oral health care education in the curriculum during the early preclinical years resulted in improvement of mean Hu-Dbi.

Keywords: Hu-Dbi; Preclinical and Clinical Students; Oral Health; Behavior and Attitude

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Citation: Abdur Rehman., et al. “Oral Health Attitude of Preclinical and Clinical Dental Students in Hamdard University Karachi”. EC Dental Science 19.8 (2020): 113-119.

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