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OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence, pattern, and awareness of self-medication practices among patients presenting at oral health outreach programs in coastal Karnataka, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS The cross-sectional study, based on an interview conducted in randomly selected 400 study subjects from the patients presenting at these oral health(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate and compare the amount of fluoride release of conventional, resin modified and nanofilled resin modified glass ionomer cements. MATERIALS AND METHODS Tablets of glass-ionomer cements were immersed in deionized water and incubated at 37°C. After 1, 2, 7, 15 and 30 days, fluoride ion was measured under normal atmospheric conditions(More)
BACKGROUND Periodontitis is an infection of the periodontal complex with severe forms of disease associated with specific bacteria colonizing the subgingival area. Widespread use of drugs has resulted in the emergence of side effects, uncommon infections, and resistance. Plant medicine like Tulsi has been used in many clinical conditions, and it appears to(More)
Several conventional approaches have been tried in the past to resolve health inequities in India. However, achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is yet to be fully realized as the benefits have been meager. The recent concept of targeting social determinants of general and oral health in order to achieve health for all has shown positive results in the(More)
BACKGROUND With the advances in optical technology, dentistry has been benefitted in varied ways over the ages. AIM The aim of this study was to assess the effect of dental magnification loupes on psychomotor skill acquisition during preclinical operative exercise. METHODS 40 Typhodont teeth tooth no. 36 and 46 (Frasaco - U.S.A.) were mounted on the(More)
BACKGROUND Community-oriented oral health programs are seldom found in India. When primary health care systems were in the 1980s, dentistry was not adequately included. This has left oral health far behind other health services. OBJECTIVES To find the availability of dental professionals, infrastructure, equipment, and treatments provided in health(More)
BACKGROUND The school oral health education program is believed to be a cost-effective method for promoting oral health. The KAP (knowledge-attitude-practice) model of oral health education is often the foundation of most health education programs. OBJECTIVES To assess the existing knowledge, attitude, and oral health care practices among 11- to(More)
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