Volume 23, Number 110 (3-2014)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014, 23(110): 226-230 | Back to browse issues page


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Nassiri M, Karamali M. Interns' knowledge about pediatrics teeth and mouth health in Tehran educational hospitals, Iran, 2011. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2014; 23 (110) :226-230
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-3406-en.html

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Background and purpose: There are several oral problems in pediatrics interact with normal functioning, general health and quality of life. The most common problem is tooth decay and periodontal diseases. This study aimed to assess Interns' knowledge level about teeth and mouth health in educational hospital affiliated to Tehran Medical Universities, Iran. Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 391 interns in educational hospital affiliated to Tehran and Shahid Beheshti Universities of Medical Sciences and Islamic Azad University were studied in 2011. The information was gathered via a researcher-made questioner. Results: The mean age of participants was 25.18 ± 1.25 year 44.2% were men and the others were women. The mean knowledge score was 4.87 ± 1.73 of 15. The age, sex, and duration of education did not have any effect on the interns’ knowledge. Conclusion: According to this study and many other similar studies, it seems that the interns in educational hospital do not have enough information and knowledge about pediatrics teeth and mouth health. It is recommended to insert new learning programs in their educational curriculums to have enough information and proper knowledge about as first line visitors of patients.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Pediatric Dentistry

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