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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology


Attitude, knowledge and overall perception towards working under magnification among undergraduate and postgraduate students of a dental institution in Andhra Pradesh– A questionnaire based study


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Author Details : Kausalya Devi Panda*, Gautami S. Penmetsa, Radha Rani K, Jaswitha V

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2020

Article Page : 88-91


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Abstract

Introduction: Dentistry often referred to an art is that profession that requires mastery and techniques along with profound scientific knowledge. It has taken its place from macro dentistry to micro dentistry with tissue precision and less trauma. Procedures under magnification devices require a steep learning curve which make the attitude of students negative towards using magnification. After a constant training period it improves the ergonomic benefits of the students.
Results: Among 179 undergraduate and postgraduate students a questionnaire was given with different sets of questions where 82.5 % of students felt that it is comfortable working under magnification and around 92.4% of students don’t want to revert back to conventional procedure and they felt there is improved ergonomic benefit while working under magnification.
Conclusion: The present study indicates that training under magnification should be started under early practice of every student. Procedures under magnification improves the ergonomic benefit, visual acuity and duration of treatment while compared to conventional procedures.

Keywords: Magnification devices, Ergonomic benefit, Visual acuity, Magnification dentistry.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpi.2019.019

How to cite : Panda K D, Penmetsa G S, Radha Rani K, Jaswitha V, Attitude, knowledge and overall perception towards working under magnification among undergraduate and postgraduate students of a dental institution in Andhra Pradesh– A questionnaire based study. IP Int J Periodontol Implantol 2020;4(3):88-91

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