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Primary school teacher’s knowledge regarding emergency management of avulsed permanent incisors.

Objective: The goal of this study was to evaluate primary school teachers’ knowledge re- garding emergency management of avulsed permanent incisors. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in fifty randomly chosen primary schools from Casablanca, Morocco. All teachers of the selected schools were included in the study. The data were collected by self administered questionnaires. The questions fo- cused on the teachers’ general characteristics, experience of avulsed teeth and the impor- tance of emergency management. The data were analyzed using chi square test. Results: A total of 501 teachers, of which 23.6% were male and 75.4% were female, ans- wered the questionnaire. The results showed that 44.5 % of the teachers had an experience of avulsed tooth at school, 82.82% of them knew the importance of emergency manage- ment and 32.6% would look for a dentist for treatment of the cases. Only 15.8% would reimplant the tooth themselves. Regarding the storage media, 21.95% would keep the avulsed tooth in milk. There was no significant difference between gender and education level (p>0.05). Conclusion: This study shows school teachers’ lack of knowledge regarding dental trau- ma and especially tooth avulsion. Therefore, the results indicated that educational pro- grams are necessary for improvement in their level of knowledge. Key Words:Storage Medium; Dental Trauma; Tooth Avulsion; Knowledge

Pages : 117-122.
Année de publication : 2011
Revue : Journal of Dentistry (Tehran)
N° de volume : 8 (3)
Type : Article
Statut Editorial : Tehran University of Medical Sciences,
Mise en ligne par : LEYE Fatou