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Aim: To measure the awareness and attitude among pedodontists and post graduate (PG) students of pediatric dentistry towards using dental magnification.
Method: A closed ended questionnaire was designed to collect the information required and was handed out to pedodontists and post graduates in Ahmedabad city. It included 11 questions that will assess the knowledge and attitude regarding the use of dental magnification.
Result: Of 80% response rate, 64% PGs and 76.66% pedodontists preferred the use of magnification. 70% pedodontists used loupes among which 66.6% preferred for endodontic procedures. 90% PGs and 96% pedodontists stated that the quality of their work under magnification was improved. 60% PGs didn’t use any magnification due to insufficient training and opportunities to try and most of them experienced headache while working under magnification.
Conclusion: Reinforcement is needed for using dental magnification in pediatric dentistry through conducting more conferences and meetings regarding use of dental magnification.
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