QUESTIONNAIRE INVENTORY ABOUT CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF MOLAR –INCISOR HYPO MINERALIZATION (MIH) AMONG DENTAL SPECIALIST, INTERNS AND STUDENTS, AT COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, KING KHALID UNIVERSITY, ABHA SAUDI ARABIA

Dr.Shabina Shafi , Dr.Rafi A.Togoo , Dr. Malaz Mohamed EL Rafie , Dr. Sana Mofleh Al-Sharani , Dr. Suheel Manzoor , Dr. Noopur Kaushik

Abstract


Background: Molar–Incisor Hypo mineralization (MIH).MIH presents the clinical picture of hypomineralization of systemic origin affecting one or more first permanent molars ( FPMs) that are associated frequently with affected incisors. Aim: To assess the clinical knowledge and awareness of MIH among Dental Specialist, Interns, Students and in KKU , COD, Abha. Material and Method: The study was conducted in KKU, COD, Abha  in form of survey with data being gathered via a questionnaire. The survey was conducted amongst the dental specialist,  interns and students. The questionnaire used a set of 8 questions which was based on the clinical knowledge and awareness of MIH.Results: 354 participants were involved in the MIH questionnaire. The specialist (80%), interns (55.5%) and students (41%) who were aware of MIH observed affected teeth on a monthly basis less range was seen on weekly and daily basis. 42% and 30% students also had problems in diagnosis and esthetics. A widely held view among specialist (90%), interns (83%) and students (66%)gave an opinion that MIH is a problem in their country. Data was entered in MS Excel sheet and descriptive statistics were obtained. Conclusion: All the three groups felt that MIH presents several clinical challenges and knowledge of clinicians level of perception could be an spur for dentists to become more acquainted with MIH by conducting various surveys about prevalence and awareness.


Keywords


Enamel hypomineralization, First permanent molar, Permanent Central Incisor, Knowledge , awareness

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