Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 9

Comparison of Oral Health Status between First and Final Year BDS Students: A Cross-Sectional Study

Rajesh Shah1*, Snehashish Ghosh2, Santosh Chaudhary3 and Sabita Shah4

1Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, MB Kedia Dental College, Birgunj, Nepal
2Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, MB Kedia Dental College, Birgunj, Nepal
3Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, MB Kedia Dental College, Birgunj, Nepal
4Dental Surgeon, Kathmandu University, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Rajesh Shah, Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, MB Kedia Dental College, Birgunj, Nepal.

Received: July 24, 2018; Published: August 23, 2018

Citation: Rajesh Shah., et al. “Comparison of Oral Health Status between First and Final Year BDS Students: A Cross-Sectional Study". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.9 (2018).


Background: Oral health is extremely crucial in the overall well-being of an individual. Knowledge and awareness about oral health and its importance plays a pivotal role in implementation of oral hygiene practices.

Aim: To study the impact of oral health education which students received during their formal education period in their own field on their personal oral hygiene.

Materials and Methods: A sum total of 60 students with an age range between 19 and 26were included in the study. Based on their year of study in the college, they were grouped as first year and final year students. Plaque index was recorded for each and every one of them. Following that a questionnaire was given to them for the assessment of their oral hygiene practices.

Result: Significant difference was noted in the oral hygiene status between the first and final year student.

Conclusion: Knowledge of oral health education plays a vital role for maintenance of personal oral hygiene

Keywords: Education; Hospital; Oral Hygiene Status; Students

Copyright: © 2018 Rajesh Shah., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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