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20.Knowledge of Tooth Wear in Patients of A Tertiary Care Hospital in Lahore

Sabiha Naeem1, Hamna Khawaja2, Muhammad Waseem Ullah Khan1, Muhammad Sohaib Nawaz3, Momina Akram1 and Hafiz Nasir Mahmood4

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the status of knowledge of tooth wear in patients of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Lahore, so that need to suggest educational and informational programs about the prevention of tooth wear can be assessed.

Study Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Dental OPD department of Prosthodontics, Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore, from June 2019 to December 2019 for a period of six months.

Materials and Methods: A total of 402 patients presented to Dental OPD department of Prosthodontics, Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore. Predesigned interviewer administered questionnaire was adopted and the levels of knowledge are categorized as high, moderate and low.

Results: In this study, 206 (51.24%) adults had low level of knowledge, 123 (30.60%) had moderate, while 73 (18.16%) adults had high level of knowledge with frequency of awareness of tooth wear was seen in 196 (48.76%) patients.

Conclusion: Frequency of moderate to high level of knowledge regarding occurrence of tooth wear in patients
was low.

Key Words: knowledge, tooth wear, moderate

Citation of article: Naeem S, Khawaja H, Khan MW, Nawaz MS, Akram M, Mahmood HN. Knowledge of Tooth Wear in Patients of A Tertiary Care Hospital in Lahore. Med Forum 2022;33(2):86-89.