AWARENESS ABOUT EFFECTS OF SMOKING ON PERIODONTAL TISSUES AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS

Ashika Sekhar, Divya Ravichandaran, Dwaraka Vigneshwaran, Uma Sudhakar

Abstract


This study aims to record the level of awareness about the effects of smoking on periodontal tissues among undergraduate
dental students. It is a cross-sectional study that included 100 students. The subjects had to answer 25 questions which
were of multiple choice type. Data was obtained, comparative graphs were made and discussed This study was conducted among students of
teaching dental hospital. The response was collected from the students and was calculated in terms of numbers and percentages.The results of the
study show a lack of awareness about the harmful effects of smoking on periodontal health among dental students.There is an increased need for
Interactive Comprehensive education programs and clinical exposure for students to improve their knowledge.


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