Abstract

To assess parents attitudes to the dental care of their children , taking into account the family’s socio economic background. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was formulated based on the literature review and the objective of the study and was self administered to 400 parents , oral examination of the child was performed using WHO dentition status and treatment needs. Chi square test s were used for analysis. Results: The knowledge of parents regarding primary teeth based on their socioeconomic status in which majority of parents from group II reported that primary teeth stay for 3 to 6yrs of age while parents from group V said that primary teeth will stay till 12 yrs of age. There was a statistically significant difference between the various socioeconomic groups (p=0.000). Parents from group II said that the child will have difficulty in chewing food, group I parents agreed that permanent teeth will be effected were as parents from group V said that there will be no effects of early loss of primary teeth. Conclusion: This study highlights the importance of prevention to combat dental caries. Prevention programs should target specific groups; however, the best strategy depends on several factors, including cultural, economic, and geographic factors. The most suitable strategy depends on local factors.

How to Cite
YAMINI CHANDRA B, DURGA BAI YENDLURI, Aditi Ramesh, Sheetal Akula, Mohammed Tariq, Mohammed Hafeez Ur Rahma,. Evaluation of Parents Knowledge and Attitude Regarding the Importance of Primary Dentition Based on their Socio Economic Status. Global Journal of Medical Research, [S.l.], apr. 2022. ISSN 2249-4618. Available at: <https://medicalresearchjournal.org/index.php/GJMR/article/view/2691>. Date accessed: 06 july 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.34257/GJMRJVOL22IS1PG9.


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