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Paper Title: Assessing awareness of varied uses of lasers in orthodontics
Authors Name: Dr. M. Ketaki Kamath , Dr. Karthikeyan M. K. , Dr. Vinoth Kumar R. , Dr. Vivekanandan
Unique Id: IJSDR2102014
Published In: Volume 6 Issue 2, February-2021
Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge of orthodontic postgraduates on the wide range of uses of lasers in orthodontics. Settings and Design: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to obtain responses from dental practitioners around Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, during the 2nd week of June 2020. A total of 300 responses were obtained. Materials and Methods: A self-structured questionnaire was formulated to assess the level of knowledge of orthodontic postgraduates in the varied use of lasers in orthodontics. The questionnaire consisting of 25 questions was designed using an online survey instrument (Google Forms) and was shared on various social media platforms to orthodontic postgraduates to be filled and submitted. The questions consisted of those that tested the knowledge and awareness of the uses of lasers, the safety precautions and their sterilization. Statistical analysis used: Data was entered in Microsoft excel and later imported to SPSS IBM software tool (version 19, IBM Chicago) for statistical analysis. Results: Almost 99% were aware of LLLT. About 81% knew lasers can be used for debonding. About 51% were not aware debonding with lasers induces mild pulpal damage. About 47% had knowledge that anaesthesia is required during a soft tissue laser procedure. About 84% understood the importance of wearing protective gear during a laser procedure. Conclusions: As such, sufficient knowledge was there regarding the theory aspects of laser and its applications in orthodontics. Further studies need to be taken on the practical aspects to ascertain the level of clinical ease of application.
Keywords: LLLT, laser debonding, ceramic brackets, pulpal damage, sterilization
Cite Article: "Assessing awareness of varied uses of lasers in orthodontics", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijsdr.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.6, Issue 2, page no.90 - 99, February-2021, Available :http://www.ijsdr.org/papers/IJSDR2102014.pdf
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Publication Details: Published Paper ID: IJSDR2102014
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Published In: Volume 6 Issue 2, February-2021
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Page No: 90 - 99
Publisher: IJSDR | www.ijsdr.org
ISSN Number: 2455-2631

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