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Knowledge, attitude, and practice survey on isolation techniques and its importance in restoring non-carious cervical lesions among general practitioners in Chennai

S. Haripriya , P. Ajitha


The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge about different methods of isolation available, attitude toward isolation, and its importance in restoring non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs) in their clinical practice, among general practitioners in Chennai. This study was a questionnaire-based survey of dentists in Chennai district, Tamil Nadu. The self-administered questionnaire contained 10 close-ended questions with multiple choice options. The data collected included demographical data’s along with different aspects of restoring NCCLs. Majority of the respondents were not aware of different types of isolation available for restoring non-carious lesions and its importance in the long-term success of the restoration. Knowledge about proper methods of isolation in restoring NCCLs should be imparted to general practitioners, and awareness and attitude should be created for implying them in their day-to-day clinical practice.

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