Perception of Saudi Dental Surgeons Regarding Hypomineralised Second Primary Molars (HSPM)
Background: This study was to investigate the perception of dental surgeons’ knowledge of clinical condition considering its diagnosis, prevalence, severity and clinical management of Hypomineralised Second Primary Molars (HSPM). Materials & Methods: 206 male dental surgeons was participated in this cross-sectional study. Written informed consent was taken before the start of the study from the dentists. A simple random sampling method was employed in this study. Data was collected through a questionnaire. Statistical analysis was done.
Results: In this study, the majority of participants 126 (61%), were agreed that they often notice HSPM teeth in there clinical practice. Regarding the severity of the defect, 98 (48%) of white demarcations were seen by the dental surgeons. The majority of the participants agreed that 58 (28%) said that they more frequently notice this HSPM defect in the second primary molar tooth in comparison to the first permanent molar tooth. Conclusions: HSPM is a condition encountered by Saudi dentists who advocated the need for clinical training regarding HSPM-aetiological and therapeutic fields. There is considerable variation in knowledge and opinions regarding the prevalence, aetiology and the clinical management of HSPM. Continuing education on HSPM is needed to assure that the highest quality of evidence-based care is given to patients with HSPM.