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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-20

Knowledge and attitude of elementary school health-care providers with regard to emergency management of traumatic dental injuries in Kashan city


1 Department of General Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mohammadreza Molaee
Department of General Dentistry, No. 5th of Qotb–e Ravandi Blvd. Kashan University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box: 8715988141, Kashan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/atr.atr_18_21

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Background and Objectives: Dental trauma is a common problem seen in children. Since schools are one of the main places where traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) occur, school health care providers have an important role to reduce the possible consequences. The study aimed at examining the awareness and attitudes of elementary school health-care providers about the emergency management of TDIs in children. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on all health-care providers of elementary schools in Kashan, Iran. Data were collected using a four-part questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentage, frequency, mean, and standard deviation) by the SPSS 26 software. Results: Regarding emergency management of traumatic dental injures, the scores of health care providers' knowledge and health care providers' attitude were 65% and 86.5%, respectively. There was no statistically significant association between the level of knowledge and a length of service, gender, and the educational level. Conclusions: The elementary school health-care providers did not have a high level of awareness about how to deal with TDIs.


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