Utilization, knowledge and attitudes concerning sealants among Malaysian dentists: a national survey

Razak, I.A. and Esa, R. and Jalallundin, R.L. and Jaafar, N. (1990) Utilization, knowledge and attitudes concerning sealants among Malaysian dentists: a national survey. Journal of Pedodontics, 14 (4). pp. 242-245. ISSN 0145-5508

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Abstract

The aim of this postal survey was to assess the utilization, knowledge and attitude concerning sealants among Malaysian dentists. A pretested questionnaire was sent to all dentists (1217) who were on the Dentist Register of Malaysia of 1987. A response rate of 61.1% was obtained. The results indicate that 52.6% of the respondents have used sealants, but of these only 13.6% have used them frequently. The two "knowledge" related questions receiving the most support concerned the suitability of the first permanent molars for sealants and the loss of sealants attributable to problems at the time of application. The two "attitudinal" questions receiving the most support concerned the value of sealants in preventing dental caries and the need for the profession to expand more efforts toward increasing public demand for sealants. Only about 50% of the respondents believed that sealants are cost-effective.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fluoride article caries prevention dental caries human malaysia methodology questionnaire topical drug administration Attitude of Health Personnel Dentists Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Pit and Fissure Sealants Questionnaires Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Community Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 01:44
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 01:44
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3498

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