Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Forensic Odontology among Undergraduate Dental Students

Authors

  • Manju J
  • Krithika C
  • Anusha S
  • Arputha Madhalan C
  • Anu Priya B
  • Swathi R

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14337

Keywords:

Forensic Odontology, Age estimation, Sex determination, Bite marks, Cheiloscopy, Ante-mortem records.

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the level of knowledge, awareness and practice of forensic odontology
among undergraduate dental students.
Methodology: The data was collected through a questionnaire which contained 15 close-ended questions
shared through online platform. And circulated amongst undergraduate dental students through online
platform, all data were completely filled and statistical analysis was done.
Result: The results of this study show that Interns were the group with the most Knowledge about Forensic
Odontology (p=0.0004). 75% of the Interns scored >90 and contrastingly, around 30% of the IV, III, II and
I years scored >90.
Conclusion: This study divulges that there was adequate knowledge and awareness of forensic odontology
amongst the Interns and very few of other group students (I, II, III and IVyear) have adequate knowledge
and awareness regarding forensic odontology. Although the significance of maintenance of dental records
are established, it has not been practiced among the students

Author Biographies

Manju J

Senior Lecturer

Krithika C

Professor and HOD

Anusha S

Junior Residents, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Arputha Madhalan C

Junior Residents, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Anu Priya B

Junior Residents, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Swathi R

Junior Residents, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Manju J, Krithika C, Anusha S, Arputha Madhalan C, Anu Priya B, & Swathi R. (2021). Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Forensic Odontology among Undergraduate Dental Students. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 374-380. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14337

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