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Dental trauma refers to trauma to the teeth and or periodontium and often other soft tissues. Trauma occurs due to various etiology such as accidents, fall, striking against objects etc. Dental trauma is more common among young adults and children and the most common place to occur dental trauma was found to be schools, houses and streets .The study aims to find the most common etiology associated with the dental trauma in the South Indian population.The Data was collected from the Private Dental college and data was transferred to excel sheet. Statistically it was analysed by using spss software.Total 120 datas collected among which etiology of accident being the highest percentage of 35% and etiology of striking against the object has the lowest percentage of 1.67% with the p value 0.415, which was not statistically significant .From study, it is concluded that accidents were found to be common etiology associated with dental trauma which is more common among male population.