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Knowledge on Pre-Hospital Emergency Management of Tooth Avulsion among Croatian Students of the Faculty of Education

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Faculty of Education, University of Osijek, Cara Hadrijana 10, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health, University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Faculty of Medicine Osijek, University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(19), 7159; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197159
Received: 5 September 2020 / Revised: 26 September 2020 / Accepted: 27 September 2020 / Published: 30 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oral Prevention and Management of Oral Healthcare)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the knowledge regarding tooth avulsion and dental first aid response among Croatian students of the Faculty of Education. A cross-sectional study was conducted among students. Participants (N = 235) were female with an average age of 21.9 ± 2.7 years. The questionnaire contained 10 close-ended questions with two to eleven possible answers. Every participant chose one correct answer. Statistical significance was determined using a Chi-square test. Majority of participants had never received any kind of information on management of a knocked-out tooth. Questions in the nature of tooth injuries, a knocked-out tooth, tooth replantation and whether the knocked-out tooth should be placed back were answered confirmatively by 40.43%, 83.40%, 57.02% and 62.55% of participants, respectively. The questionnaire showed that 18.78% of participants were aware that replantation should be performed within 30 min. The appropriate cleaning and transport medium was chosen by 40.85% and 35.31% of participants, respectively. A nearby dentist would be visited by 66.38% of students. Only 8.08% of participants provided a correct answer to all of the knowledge-based questions. The “I do not know” answer was chosen by 18.30% of participants whenever it was offered. This indicates that the majority (89.78%) were not aware of the fact that the procedure they chose would be inappropriate. The current study confirmed that future primary school teachers have a lack of knowledge for immediate response to tooth avulsion, leaving small chances for a successful prognosis of tooth replantation. View Full-Text
Keywords: knocked-out tooth; tooth injuries; dental trauma; questionnaire knocked-out tooth; tooth injuries; dental trauma; questionnaire
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Uzarevic, Z.; Ivanisevic, Z.; Karl, M.; Tukara, M.; Karl, D.; Matijevic, M. Knowledge on Pre-Hospital Emergency Management of Tooth Avulsion among Croatian Students of the Faculty of Education. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7159. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197159

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Uzarevic Z, Ivanisevic Z, Karl M, Tukara M, Karl D, Matijevic M. Knowledge on Pre-Hospital Emergency Management of Tooth Avulsion among Croatian Students of the Faculty of Education. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(19):7159. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197159

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Uzarevic, Zvonimir, Zrinka Ivanisevic, Matej Karl, Marina Tukara, Dora Karl, and Marko Matijevic. 2020. "Knowledge on Pre-Hospital Emergency Management of Tooth Avulsion among Croatian Students of the Faculty of Education" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 19: 7159. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197159

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