2021 Volume 9 Issue 1
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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Pediatric Dentists Towards Silver Di Amine Fluoride


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Abstract

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is topically applied to treat tooth hypersensitivity (label indication). Considerable literature exists on the safety of SDF as used to treat cavitated lesions. While the evidence supporting the use of SDF is overwhelming, to the best of our knowledge, dentists’ usage is not commensurate. Learning experiences of the dentist, commercial availability, and type of clinical practice, are some of the factors that may have a bearing on the adoption of SDF in clinical practice.The aim of the study was to assess Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Pediatric dentists in Saudi Arabia regarding SDF. Analytical, cross sectional. A pretested questionnaire consisting of multiple-choice questions with 5-point Likert scale, was used to conduct a survey.

55% of respondents had used/were using SDF. Medically compromised followed by children with behavioural issues and anxiety were the most common indications for using SDF. Similarly, Cavitated (65%) lesions in non-aesthetic zone of primary teeth (62%) had the highest scores. Significant positive correlation between was observed between; SDF usage and knowledge on how to use SDF. Most of the respondents wanted SDF to be introduced into the undergraduate curriculum. The use of SDF had a positive correlation on knowledge, probably implying that educating pediatric dentists at various stages may increase the use of SDF.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
Azzawi BY, Abushanab R, Nadeem R, Almotairi D, Alghtani M, Wali O, et al. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Pediatric Dentists Towards Silver Di Amine Fluoride. Ann Dent Spec. 2021;9(1):1-6. https://doi.org/10.51847/JzAzQtr6re
APA
Azzawi, B. Y., Abushanab, R., Nadeem, R., Almotairi, D., Alghtani, M., Wali, O., Vanka, S., & Vanka, A. (2021). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Pediatric Dentists Towards Silver Di Amine Fluoride. Annals of Dental Specialty, 9(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.51847/JzAzQtr6re
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