Evaluation of dental health education and dental status among dental students at Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry
Aims: To assess a possible change in dental health condition with increase of dental knowledge among dental students of Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry (LCMD). Material and Methods: A total of 221 dental students participated in this survey. Subjects were divided into two groups, i.e., group 1 pre-clinical group (first and second year students) and group 2 clinical groups (third and fourth year students). Results: Most of the students showed improved oral hygiene following dental health education and the overall DMFT score were reduced. Conclusion: Dental knowledge and motivation had a positive effect in improving the behavior of oral self-care.
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