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Modern Research in Dentistry

Knowledge and Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance Among Dental Students-A Questionnaire Based Study
  • Open or CloseSmriti Jagdhari Golhar1*, Mukta Motwani2, Surbhi Patil3 and Shivani Shembalkar3

    1Sr. Lecturer Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, VSPMS’ Dental College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

    2Professor and HOD, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, VSPMS’ Dental College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

    3VSPMS’ Dental College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

    *Corresponding author: Smriti Jagdhari Golhar, C/O Dr. Anil Golhar, 256 Ramdaspeth, Nagpur Maharashtra, India

Submission: May 27, 2021Published: August 03, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/MRD.2021.06.000644

Volume6 Issue4


Aim: Knowledge and awareness of antibiotic resistance among dental students-A questionnaire-based study.

Material and Method: A cross sectional study was conducted to assess the knowledge of antibiotic resistance amongst dental students. An online questionnaire containing 11 questions was given to final year BDS students of VSPM Dental College, Nagpur. 85 students took part in the survey.

Result: 94.12% students knew about antibiotic resistance. 43.53% of students took antibiotics without prescription. 56.47% of students responded by saying that they stopped consuming antibiotics once the symptoms subsided.

Conclusion: Educational seminars must be conducted to improve student’s knowledge on antibiotic resistance, its causes, prevention and side effects.

Keywords: Students; Antibiotics; Knowledge

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