Awareness Of Implant Placement In Hiv Patients Among Dental Students

Dhanraj Ganapathy, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai Saveetha Institute Of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai-600077, Tamilnadu, India.
2021 International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Science  
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In 2012 it affected nearly 30 million people worldwide. Patients suffering from AIDS experience an immune depression, caused by HIV infection, which reduces the host's resistance to pathogens. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge and awareness of implant placement in HIV patients among dental students. Materials and Method: A cross sectional questionnaire was designed and
more » ... re was designed and distributed to 100 dental students. Questionnaire includes email address, questions about perimplantitis, peri mucosal implantitis, post exposure prophylaxis and standard precautions. Data was collected, statistically analysed and results were obtained. Results: The results observed in our study showed that awareness and knowledge of implant placement in HIV patients among dental students were high. Conclusion: Various awareness programs should be conducted to educate more about causes, management of periimplantitis, peri implant mucositis, oral lesions associated with HIV and post exposure prophylaxis in case of injury with a known case of HIV infection among dental students.
doi:10.19070/2377-8075-21000408 fatcat:ezxdrglitfcqneoo74ilmv7vju