Associate Professor / Reader
At the Preventive Dentistry department office
Appointment on Visitation important
Topic: Awareness Of Nigerian Population About Periodontal Disease And Its Relationship With Systemic Disease
Description: To assess the level of awareness of healthcare workers regarding gingival bleeding as an early sign of periodontal disease.
|BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY BDS ()
|COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
Gingival Bleeding: Perception of Workers in State-Owned Healthcare Facilities
Gingival bleeding GB is the mildest form of periodontal disease which is completely reversible. Periodontal diseases have high global prevalence and burden causing impairment of oral and general well-being of affected people.Other health workers apart from oral healthcare worker are likely to be the first contact due to poor awareness about oral health in general and periodontal health in particular. Hence, the need to evaluate the perception and practices of this group about GB in order to identify their need for further education on oral health in general and periodontal health in particular.A structured self-administered questionnaire which contains questions on sociodemographic information, awareness and knowledge about gingival bleeding, as well as attitude towards its occurrence will be employed. Each correct response to the questions assessing the awareness and knowledge about gingival bleeding will attract a score of 1, and a score of 0 for incorrect response. The minimum score attainable is 0 while the maximum is 14. The respondents will be allocated into two groups based on their total score for awareness; inadequate awareness score 0-6 and adequate awareness 7-14 .
SORUNKE MODUPEORE is a Associate Professor / Reader at the Department of Preventive Dentistry
SORUNKE has a BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY BDS in from COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN