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Rayyani A, Zamanzadeh M, Molavi A. Knowledge and Practice of Dentists in Bandar Abbas Regarding Management of Pregnant Patients. J Res Dent Maxillofac Sci. 2021; 6 (1) :30-35
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1- Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Dept, Faculty of Dentistry, Qom University of Medical Sciences
2- Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Dept, Dental Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran , zamanzadehmaryam@gmail.com
3- Dentist
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Background and Aim: Pregnancy refers to a physiological process associated with body changes, including changes in the oral cavity. Therefore, dental treatments are an integral part of healthcare for pregnant women. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and practice of dentists in Bandar Abbas, Iran, regarding the required measures during pregnancy in 2018.
Materials and Methods: The present descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 93 dentists in Bandar Abbas by completing a twenty-item questionnaire about the required measures during pregnancy. Data were analyzed using SPSS16. Chi-square test and t-test were used to statistically analyze the data at the significance level of 0.05.
Results: The mean score of dentists' knowledge index was 43.86±8.66 (moderate). The level of knowledge was moderate for 59 dentists (63.4%), and only one had a low level of knowledge. In addition, 39 dentists (41.9%) had low, 49 (52.7%) had moderate, and only 5 (5.4%) had a high practice score. None of the demographic factors had a significant relationship with dentists' knowledge.
Conclusion: Workshops and continuous educational programs are recommended to increase the knowledge of dentists regarding the required measures during pregnancy.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Oral medicine

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