Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Dentists about Oral Health Care during Pregnancy: A Cross-sectional Study from Turkey


UĞURLU M. , ORHAN H.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH, vol.13, no.4, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.7860/jcdr/2019/38091.12766
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH

Abstract

Introduction: Oral hygiene care during pregnancy is critically substantial. Nevertheless, previous studies indicated that pregnant women uptake less oral health care during pregnancy. There are some reasons that hinder pregnant women receive oral health care. Additionally, dentists are hesitant to treat pregnant women for fear of causing harm to the mother and foetus. Studies have not reported the perception of dentists about oral health care during pregnancy in Turkey.