|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.
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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