IJCRR - 7(10), May, 2015
GENERAL DENTIST'S AWARENESS OF LASER APPLICATION IN DENTISTRY
Author: Bagheri A., Purkhamene S.
Category: General Sciences
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of Ardabil general dentists about Laser applications in dentistry.
Methods and Materials: This is a cross sectional descriptive study that has been done on 87 general dentistis in Ardabil city. Data collected by a questinaire and then analyzed by statistical methods in SPSS.19.
Results: Of all dentists, 82(94.3%) pointed that only have heard something about Laser. 21 (24.1%) stated that have studies about Laser. Only 2 persons (2.3%) have practical and clinical usage of this method. 60 people (69%) had willing to participate
in training courses. The relationship between gender with dentists safity awareness wasn’t significant.There are significant diffrencesin general and specializedknowledge between two gender (p=0.024, p=0.002).
Conclusion: Results showed that Ardabil general dentistis have lower awareness about laser, so raising awareness and informing about application of laser is essential.
Keywords: Awareness, General dentists, Laser, Dentistry
Bagheri A., Purkhamene S.. GENERAL DENTIST'S AWARENESS OF LASER APPLICATION IN DENTISTRY International Journal of Current Research and Review. 7(10), May, 35-38
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