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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Block Survey on Two Different Technique of Giving Inferior Alveolar Nerve

Vandana Singh , M. R. Muthu Sekhar , Manu E. Prasy


The aim of this study is to access the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) on direct and indirect technique of giving inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) among postgraduate dental students and staffs of all departments of Dental College in Chennai. A cross-sectional survey was carried out in Dental College, in October 2016. The questionnaires were distributed to 200 postgraduate dental students and staffs. All the forms were completely filled and collected. After conducting such a broad survey, we got the results that, among 200 dentists, only 20% people were aware about the indirect technique of giving IANB. Moreover, among those only few people were actually using the technique and were benefited out of it. Normally, all dentists use direct method of giving IANB, but in indirect method, there are less chances of getting positive aspiration and less chances of complications compare to direct technique. After conducting this survey, we got to know that many of postgraduates even staffs also are not aware about the advantages of using indirect technique.This KAP survey gives us result that many of postgraduates and staffs are not aware about the tech. Hence, we should conduct some programs in which we can educate, change their attitude, and encourage them to use much safer and another technique of giving IANB.

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