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

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

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