Knowledge and Attitude of Choosing Dental Loupes among Dental Students - A Questionnaire SurveyJournal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER) (Vol.5, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2017-07-05
Authors : A. Ashwatha Pratha; R. Sandhya;
Page : 454-456
Keywords : Loupesmagnification;
Abstract: Background: A loupe is a simple, small magnification device which is used to see small details more closely and clearly.Dental loupes aid dentists to devise accurate diagnose of oral conditions and enhance surgical precision when completing treatment.Dental loupes are binocular and usually take on the form of a pair of glasses.Some dental loupes are flip types and other types are inset within the lens of the glasses.In dentistry typical magnification is 2.5x, but dental loupes can be in the range from 2x to 8x. Aim and Objective: To assess the knowledge and attitude of choosing the qualified loupes for dental practice among dental students Methods: The subject was seated comfortably, the questionnaire was handed over and the following instruction was given.?Kindly read each of the following statement and alternative responses, then you have to select the one most suitable response of them and tick against the selected response in the sheet.Kindly give the response for all the statements. Results: Out of 102 students, almost all of them has the knowledge about the dental loupes and how to use them as it is mandatory in Saveetha Dental College to practice with dental loupes. 43% of the students are aware about the three ergonomic factors to be considered while choosing the dental loupes. Conclusion: This research is done to create awareness among dental students to choose the best recently advanced loupes and those having better characteristics for an improved dental practices.
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