Deva Priya Appukuttan

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OBJECTIVES Anxiety and fear towards dental treatment are common problems frequently experienced by patients worldwide, hence for better understanding, management and development of treatment strategies for dentally anxious patients, the present study was undertaken. The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of dental anxiety and the factors influencing(More)
Dental anxiety and phobia result in avoidance of dental care. It is a frequently encountered problem in dental offices. Formulating acceptable evidence-based therapies for such patients is essential, or else they can be a considerable source of stress for the dentist. These patients need to be identified at the earliest opportunity and their concerns(More)
OBJECTIVE Periostin is a matricellular protein highly expressed in periosteum, periodontal ligament and is essential for tissue integrity and maturation. It plays a role in collagen fibrillogenesis and is downregulated in periodontal disease. Biostimulation utilizing low-level laser therapy (LLLT) influences periodontal ligament fibroblast proliferation.(More)
BACKGROUND Oral health has an impact on quality of life hence for research purpose validation of a Tamil version of General Oral Health Assessment Index would enable it to be used as a valuable tool among Tamil speaking population. AIM In this study, we aimed to assess the psychometric properties of translated Tamil version of General Oral Health(More)
INTRODUCTION Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) indicates an individual's perception of how their well-being and quality of life is influenced by oral health. It facilitates treatment planning, assessing patient centred treatment outcomes and satisfaction. AIM The study aimed to identify the factors influencing OHRQoL among Tamil speaking South(More)
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