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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 217-221

Evaluation of knowledge of physical education students on dental trauma

1 Department of Surgical, Dental School of Presidente Prudente, UNOESTE, Presidente Prudente, Bauru, SP, Brazil
2 Department of Surgical, Dental School of Bauru, USC, Bauru, SP, Brazil
3 Department of Endodontics, Dental School of Presidente Prudente, UNOESTE, Presidente Prudente, Bauru, SP, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Danilo Louzada de Oliveira
Faculdade de Odontologia de Presidente Prudente, UNOESTE, Rua José Bongiovani, 700 Presidente Prudente, SP
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_115_17

PMID: 29264288

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Introduction: Sports' practitioners are vulnerable to dental trauma; if this occurs, the emergency treatment should be fast and efficient. This may be performed by any person at the site of the accident, not only by dental professionals. Physical educators may face dental trauma and should be able to provide proper care. This study had the objective evaluated the knowledge of physical education graduates on dental trauma. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire containing questions on dental trauma was applied to 199 physical education students; after collection of the questionnaires, data were tabulated and processed on the software Epi Info 2000 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30333, USA). As a result, only 36.7% of participants would take the individual suffering trauma to the dental professional, 56.8% believe that the avulsed tooth should be replanted, and 42.2% would replant it. Only 7.5% would store the avulsed tooth in an ideal storage medium for transportation. Conclusion: It was concluded that there is a lack of knowledge on dental trauma among physical education graduates, evidencing the need of public policies to allow education on this issue.

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