40 Knowledge awareness and attitude of medical students and teachers towards oral hygiene – A questionnaire study Authors: Arun Nagrik, Bhawana Bhagat Year: 2017, Volume: 2, Number: 1 Medpulse International Journal of Dentistry 2019/Nov/07 (0 downloads) Abstract Background: The aim of the study is to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and behavior regarding oral health among medical students and teaching staff. Materials and Method: A cross sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among 180 medical professionals in Nanded. The sample consisted of 60 interns, 40 Postgraduate trainees and 80 teaching faculty. They were asked to answer a questionnaire that contained 22 questions regarding awareness, knowledge and behaviour towards oral health. Results and Conclusion: Majority of medical students were practising good oral hygiene methods. Many of them were not aware of proper brushing method. Almost more than 50 % of the study sample is not aware about the specialities of the dentistry and when to visit which specialist. Grate confusion was noted among the interns and PGs about the Orthodontics and Maxillofacial surgery regarding referral of the case. Keywords: Medical students, questionnaire, oral health.