Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Molar-Incisor Hypomineralisation among a Group of Egyptian Dentists (Observational Cross-Sectional Study)
Introduction: Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) is one of qualitative DED. MIH is increasing dramatically in the new generations, which is considered to be challenging for the majority of dentists. MIH was found to be prevalent in 14.2% of the world's population, with the high incidence 18% in South America and the least (10.9%) in Africa. This study was carried out to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of graduated Egyptian dentists' group regarding MIH condition and compare the outcome information among different dental specialists.
Material and methods: A google based questionnaire based on previously validated published papers distributed electronically through different social media by direct message or public social media link. Eligibility criteria including Graduated Egyptian licensed dentists excluding students, interns and other medical specialties. Model answer prepared by researchers in 3 rounds based on most recent published papers.
Results: 416 participants enrolled in this study with response rate reach to 16.7% for direct message and 1.4% for public share link. 79.1% of PDs, 45.8% of GPs and 45.0% of other specialties are familiar with both MIH condition and terminology. A prevalence of 10-20 % was notice by participants during their practice (21.9% PDs, 22.0% GPs and 22.2 other specialties). Most of participants believe that there is a lack of information regarding MIH between Egyptian dentists. The majority of the participant used Full coverage for posterior teeth and composite resin for anterior teeth as treatment choice. 53.1% of PDs are encountered MIH in monthly bases.
Conclusion: MIH is a clinical problem that Egyptian dentists well recognize and frequently encounter in clinical practice. There is a need to include MIH in academic curriculum to increase the awareness regarding the condition and clinical management.
shalaby ms, El-Shahawy OI, Alaa E, El-Shiekh MA. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Molar-Incisor Hypomineralisation among a Group of Egyptian Dentists (Observational Cross-Sectional Study). Future Dental Journal. 2022; 8(1):29-35. doi: https://doi.org/10.54623/fdj.8015.