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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65-71

Assessment of knowledge and attitude pertaining to cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) among dental health professionals in Maharashtra: A cross-sectional study


1 Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, T.P.C.T.’s Terna Dental College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, T.P.C.T.’s Terna Dental College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Vanshita Desai
Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, T.P.C.T.’s Terna Dental College, Navi Mumbai 400706, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jnam.jnam_8_22

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Background: CBCT, the modern 3D imaging equipment, eases the intricacies of dental diagnosis. Aims: Our study aimed at assessing the knowledge and attitudes regarding Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) among dentists in Maharashtra. Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional study design was conducted by administering an online questionnaire consisting of 17 questions to the dentists of Maharashtra. The online survey was distributed through Google forms shared on different social media platforms, emails and websites. SPSS version 17 software and Chi-square test was employed. Results: About 91.2% MDS were aware of the use of CBCT for dentomaxillofacial region. Approximately 77.7% general practitioners use digital imaging modality. 70.6% BDS refer patients for CBCT in their daily practice. Greater number of BDS (88.5%) than MDS (79.4%) are satisfied with the use of CBCT. Dentists with more than 10 years of practice (60%) agreed higher on utilization of CBCT in the future for selected dental applications than those with less than 10 years of practice (37.4%). A statistically significant difference with P <0.05 was revealed. Conclusion: Fostering cognizance and positive attitudes among dentists towards CBCT, would tremendously boost the present-day dental diagnosis. Its promotion through optimal hands-on sessions, workshops would aid in its efficient application.


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