Volume 5 Issue 1 (January-February, 2019)

Original Articles

Attitude and Practices of General Dental Practitioners Towards Oral Biopsy
Nidhi Khajuria, Rubeena Anjum

Introduction: Some oral lesions which give similar  clinical appearance must be confirmed by adjunctive procedures such as biopsy. The general dental practitioner (GDP)  should be knowledgeable  about various techniques used for oral biopsy and should have ability to understand and formulate treatment plan based on biopsy report. Objective: The objective of the present study was to carry out a questionnaire based survey of qualified GDP in Jammu to assess their awareness and attitude regarding biopsy procedures for oral lesions and also various techniques, method of preservation for biopsy specimen. Material and methods: This cross sectional questionnaire based study was done on randomly selected 50 GDPs in Jammu region, consisting of 19 questions formulated to collect information on various aspects of oral biopsy. Results: The data thus collected was tabulated. The response rate was about 95%. Most of GDPs generally encounter various oral mucosal lesions in spite of which only 65% of them refer such patients for biopsy. There were conflict in results on preservation of  biopsy tissue and type of  biopsy used in different oral lesions. Conclusion: GDPs emphasized on need for special training programmes in undergraduate  dental curriculum to enhance their practical skills for performing biopsy in daily dental practice for diagnosis.
Key words: General Dental Practitioners, Survey, Attitude, Oral Biopsy Diagnosis.

Received: 18 November 2018                     Revised: 8 December 2018                 Accepted: 10 December 2018

Corresponding author: Dr. Nidhi Khajuria, M.D.S Oral Pathology, Registrar, Department of Oral Pathology, IGGDC, Jammu, J & K, India

This article may be cited as: Khajuria N, Anjum R. Attitude and Practices of General Dental  Practitioners Towards Oral Biopsy. Int J Res Health Allied Sci 2019; 5(1):10-12.

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