Prajna Pramod Nayak

Prajna Pramod Nayak
Manipal Academy of Higher Education | MAHE · Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry

Master of Dental Surgery

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Background: It is imperative to have a thorough assessment of the existing distribution of oral healthcare facilities and understand potential accessibility when planning for expansion of oral health services. In the present study, an attempt to measure geographic accessibility to oral healthcare, by locating the availability of dental practitioner...
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Objectives: Research on the role of environment and place in various aspects of dental public health using geographic information systems (GIS) is escalating rapidly. Yet, the understanding of GIS and the analytical tools that it offers are still vaguely understood. This narrative review therefore draws from the utilization of GIS in the dental...
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Geriatric population is showing an increasing trend, owing to the increased awareness as well as improved healthcare facilities and access. The aging Indian population of the modern-day has diverse and more complex dental needs, unlike the olden-days. Hence, the authors propose innovative strategies to cater to the dental needs of the increasing ge...
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Geriatric population is showing an increasing trend, owing to the increased awareness as well as improved healthcare facilities and access. The aging Indian population of the modern-day has diverse and more complex dental needs, unlike the olden-days. Hence, the authors propose innovative strategies to cater to the dental needs of the increasing ge...
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Purpose/objectives To investigate dental students’ perceptions and concerns regarding the COVID‐19 pandemic, their coping strategies and support resources, and their perceived stress levels. Methods A customized 19‐item survey and the perceived stress scale (PSS) were applied to undergraduate dental students from the US, Spain, Ireland, Chile, Ind...
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Increasing life expectancy, concepts of patient well-being, and the multiplicity of needs of the geriatric population, demand contribution, and collaboration of physicians, dentists, psychologists, pharmacists, and other allied health disciplines, to provide quality care to patients. Interprofessional education (IPE) is an approach to education tha...
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Background: Dental caries is preventable if favorable health behavior is successfully established. Exploring the broader concept of lifestyle will be useful to determine that how lifestyle of people can affect dental caries. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of overall lifestyle of an individual (analyzed using health practi...
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While there is an ever increasing use of smartphones in recent times, cellular phone based mobile applications (apps) are hardly used by the public to improve oral health. Hence, this cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the features of the current oral health education smart phone apps pertaining to dental patients. Materials and Method...
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Objective Any control program for MRSA requires identifying the whole hospital reservoir. The likelihood of conveyance of MRSA may be higher in dental settings. Hence, the aim was to compare the nasal conveyance MRSA among dental professionals with varying levels of clinical exposure in a tertiary dental hospital in South India. Methods A total of...
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Introduction: Awareness of dental erosion by public is still not widespread, and there is paucity of information on how much erosion do various soft-drinks marketed in India cause.Objectives: To quantify the amount of erosion that various soft-drinks may cause, in relation to their baseline pH, titrable acidity and calcium contents.Method: Six type...
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Objective: This study evaluates various factors which can influence the dental attitude of adult patients towards their dental health and care. Material and Method: It was a cross-sectional study consisting of self-administered structured questionnaire on patients’ dental attitude as well as socio demographic variables completed by 377 patients; me...
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Although current oral health care initiatives have proved to be quite successful, a great number of individuals are unaware of how their choice of daily activities compromises their oral health. That is why newer technologies like WhatsApp can definitely serve as a platform to communicate dental advice, thereby strengthening the bridge between heal...
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Introduction: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement. In India, very few studies have been documented to discover the patterns of information update by dental practitioners. Aim: To discover the educational tools that dentists of Hubli - Dharwad, Karn...
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Introduction Dentistry, being one of the healing professions, has a commitment to society that its members will adhere to high ethical standards of conduct. Dental Council of India (DCI), the regulating body for dental professionals in the country, has also given certain guidelines and regulations on advertising issues. But, studies on dentists’ op...
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Introduction: Dentistry, being one of the healing professions, has an obligation to society that its members will stick on to high ethical standards of conduct. In India, studies done to assess whether the dental practitioners adhere to ethics in their line of work are very meager. Aim: The present study was conducted to assess the knowledge and...
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The aim was to assess and compare the prevalence of orthodontic treatment need among various special health care needs (SHCN) schoolchildren and adolescents in Dharwad, India. This cross-sectional study was carried out among 492 subjects in age group of 12-19 years (mean age 14.02 ± 1.84 standard deviation [SD]) who were examined for occlusal anoma...
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Introduction: Advances in the field of dentistry is occurring at an exponential rate, and there is an immense pressure and challenge for the dentist to keep up with it to remain competent across the full spectrum of dental profession. Aim: To assess the frequency of attending the continuing professional development (CPD) courses as well as to asses...

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To measure- 1. incidence 2. Geographic distribution and 3. Time trends of oropharyngeal cancers