Knowledge and Awareness towards Dental Management of Post-Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Patients among Dental Students

Authors

  • Johara Maria Cruz
  • Keerthi Narayan. V
  • Vasumathi.D

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16922

Keywords:

Awareness, Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Pacemaker, Dental Extraction, Oral Health Problems.

Abstract

Background of the Study: Oral health care professionals must be able to identify various cardiac diseases
and its associated post-operative dental emergencies to adopt the appropriate measures to treat them
efficiently and effectively. A comprehensive dental treatment plan should be constructed keeping in view all
the possible complications related to the post-operative cardio-thoracic surgical factors.
Aim: This study was aimed to determine the knowledge, attitude and awareness towards dental treatment
and their management following Cardio-thoracic surgeries among the dental students at undergraduate and
postgraduate level.
Methodology: A cross sectional survey was conducted using self-administered questionnaires, through
Google forms among 100 dental students from Tamil Nadu India. Statistics has been done and results are
tabulated.
Results: The overall knowledge towards various cardio-thoracic surgical procedures carried out and their
dental management among dental students was only 65% and 45% for postgraduates and interns group
respectively.
Conclusion: The present study showed lack of awareness with limited knowledge and attitude towards
various cardiac-thoracic surgical procedures carried out and their corresponding dental management among
the dental students especially at the undergraduate level. Hence enlightening and educating the students on
several post-surgical management phases at the undergraduate level is essential for effective and efficient
treatment outcome and increase the quality of life.

Author Biographies

  • Johara Maria Cruz

    Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital (Deemed University) Jeppiar Nagar, Shollinganallur, Chennai

  • Keerthi Narayan. V

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. M. G. R. Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

  • Vasumathi.D

    Lecturer,Department of Public Health Dentistry, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. M. G. R. Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

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Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Knowledge and Awareness towards Dental Management of Post-Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Patients among Dental Students. (2021). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1508-1514. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16922