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J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2010 Apr-Jun;28(2):100-3. doi: 10.4103/0970-4388.66747.

The knowledge, attitude and practice in prevention of dental caries amongst pediatricians in Bangalore: a cross-sectional study.

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Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dayanandsagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India.


Dental caries comprise the single most chronic disease affecting children today. Evidence increasingly suggests that for successful prevention of dental caries, preventive interactions must begin within the first year of life. Pediatricians are responsible for the primary care of the child and are well positioned to begin this process if they recognize and encourage good preventive habits and refer appropriately. Insufficient information about their role in prevention of dental caries led us to conduct a survey among pediatricians in Bangalore urban to determine their knowledge, attitude and practice in prevention of dental caries.

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