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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF AVULSED TOOTH: KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDEOF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

HosnyMakky, Nagwa M. Ali khattab and Amro M. Moness Ali

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Children spend a considerable amount of time in school where teachers are the primary caregivers. Children are especially sensitive about missing anterior teeth. Immediate replantation of avulsed tooth more often contributes to an improved self-image and enhances self-esteem in children. Hence, Aim; to assess the school teachers’ and students’ knowledge and attitude about emergency management of avulsed tooth.

Subjects and Methods: A Cross-sectional study design was utilized to meet the aim of the study. A multistage sample; 384 students from private school and 384 from public ones, as well as, 372 teachers from private school and 383 from public ones, from Sohag and Minia Governorate. A questionnaire sheet was designed to collect the essential data.

Results: Data indicated insufficient knowledge for 76.9 percent of private school teachers. While in public school, only seventy nine percent had insufficient knowledge. Also Insufficient knowledge for 83 percent of private school students and 87.3 percent in public school students.

Conclusion: The level of teachers’ and students’ knowledge was insufficient.

KEY WORDS: Students, Teachers, Knowledge, attitude, Avulsed tooth, Permanent Incisor.

Vol. 63, 11:22, January, 2017

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