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Knowledge on Oral Hygiene among the Patients Attending Private Dental Clinics in Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.author Das, Munmun
dc.contributor.author Muhammad, Faisal
dc.contributor.author Chowdhury, ABM Alauddin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-11T10:30:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-11T10:30:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-01
dc.identifier.issn 2408-9915
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2825
dc.description.abstract Oral disease is a common public health problem in Bangladesh. Lack of awareness and improper treatment facilities are the main cause of poor oral health condition in our country. This study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge on oral hygiene among the patients attending selected private dental clinics. A descriptive cross-sectional type of study was utilized, among the patients who attended private dental clinics in Chittagong area of Bangladesh. A total of 160 patients were selected purposively and interviewed using a pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire. The mean age of the respondents was 29.20±4.31 years. About 73.1% of the respondents were male and more than half (55.0%) of the respondents had bachelor degree and above, followed by secondary school level of education (19.4%). 73.1% of the participants used to brush their teeth more than twice per day, 55.6% of the respondents used to spent 1-3 minutes while brushing their teeth and the rest spent more than 3 minutes brushing their teeth. The findings revealed that majority of the patients had fair level of knowledge regarding the oral hygiene. The level of knowledge was found to be significantly associated with educational level and monthly income of the respondents. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Daffodil International University en_US
dc.subject Dental en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Hygiene en_US
dc.subject Oral en_US
dc.subject Teeth en_US
dc.title Knowledge on Oral Hygiene among the Patients Attending Private Dental Clinics in Bangladesh en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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