Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Educational Needs of Dental Laser as Perceived by Dental Graduates: A Survey of Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Faisal Hameed1*, Irfan Al2, Waheed Gul Shaikh3, Laraib Mazhar4, Nabeel Hafeez5, Muhammad Aqeel Aslam6 and Faizan Abdul Hussain Lakhdir7

1Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Ministry of Health, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
2Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
3Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Mohammad Bin Qasim Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
42nd year Student, M. Sc Epidemiology and Biostatistic, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
5Senior Registrar, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mohammad Bin Qasim Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
6Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Muhammad Dental College, Mir pur Khas, Pakistan
7FCPS Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Liaquat University of Health Sciences Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Faisal Hameed, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Ministry of Health, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Received: February 20, 2020; Published: July 00, 2020

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Abstract

Background: Oral Submucous Fibrosis is a progressive, premalignant condition for which multiple treatment modalities have been tried with partial success rate. Oil pulling is a newer treatment modality which involves swishing of oil in the mouth. Sesame oil has been used as it possesses antioxidative properties which prevent free radical injury to oral tissues.

Objective: To find a holistic, cost effective and permanent treatment approach with no side effects.

Materials and Methods: Twenty clinically and histopathologically diagnosed subjects of oral sub mucous fibrosis were treated by oil pulling procedure for 6 months. All subjects were instructed to perform oil pulling with sesame oil for 15-20 minutes every morning. The parameters recorded on day 0 and at the end of 6 months were mouth opening, tongue protrusion, VAS scale, cheek flexibility and gingival index. Intra group comparison were made using wilcoxon signed rank test.

Results: The pre and post treatment values for mouth opening, tongue protrusion, VAS scale and gingival index were statistically significant (p < .0001). No statistical significant difference (p = .228) was noted in cheek flexibility.

Conclusion: The result of this pilot study indicates that sesame oil pulling can be used as a treatment modality in the management of oral sub mucous fibrosis.

Keywords: Dental; Laser; Education; Dentistry; Karachi; Pakistan

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Citation

Citation: Faisal Hameed., et al. “Educational Needs of Dental Laser as Perceived by Dental Graduates: A Survey of Knowledge and Skill Requirements". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.8 (2020): 43-47.



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