Knowledge and Awareness of Oral Medicine Specialty among the Medical Practitioners in Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Nagpur

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Apurva Mohite Khator
Dhwani Suchak
Simran Tahilyani
Mukta Motwani
Ankita Thakre


Background: Medicine and dentistry need to go hand in hand for holistic betterment of a patient. However, in India even today the medical practitioners are unaware of a very important specialty of dentistry which is Oral Medicine and Radiology which deals with oral manifestations of systemic diseases.

Aim: Therefore, this study was conducted to assess and increase their awareness.

Study Design: A validated questionnaire consisting of closed ended questions was sent to 100 medical practitioners and they were asked to tick the most appropriate response.

Results: Among the 100 doctors, 55% were aware of the specialty and the remaining 45% were not aware of the specialty in dentistry. It was also observed that even though the medical practitioners encountered oral medicine specialty cases like Temporo-mandibular joint disorders, orofacial pain, premalignant lesion etc. they referred them elsewhere due to lack of awareness.

Conclusion: There is a pressing the need to improve the coordination between medical and dental practitioners.

Oral medicine and radiology, medical practitioners, Temporo-mandibular joint disorders, awareness, orofacial pain, premalignant lesions.

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Khator, A. M., Suchak, D., Tahilyani, S., Motwani, M., & Thakre, A. (2021). Knowledge and Awareness of Oral Medicine Specialty among the Medical Practitioners in Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Nagpur. Asian Journal of Dental Sciences, 4(1), 1-5. Retrieved from
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