Knowledge of Brazilian Dentists about Dentoalveolar Trauma Care and their Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic


  • Lívia Pessamílio Soares
  • Flávia Almeida Ribeiro Scalioni
  • Gabriela El-Corab Fiche
  • Stefânia Werneck Procópio
  • Camila Faria Carrada
  • Raphaella Barcellos Fernandes
  • Marcio José da Silva Campos
  • Fernanda Campos Machado


Tooth Injuries, Knowledge, Dentists, COVID-19


Objective: To assess dentists' knowledge from Minas Gerais, Brazil, about dentoalveolar trauma (DT) and their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Material and Methods: An online questionnaire with 34 questions was applied to collect personal data, professional training, self-assessment of experience/knowledge about DT, experience in care provided during the social distancing, and knowledge/conduct. The specific responses were evaluated based on the guidelines of the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT). Descriptive analysis and Pearson's chi-square test were performed. The level of significance was set at p≤0.05. Results: Most professionals (97.7%) had received information on DT, and only 4.6% of the participants considered their knowledge poor or very poor. However, 92.7% felt the need for more information on the subject. Regarding experiences during the pandemic, 55.7% provided trauma care during that period. Forty percent of the consultations were performed in person, and 33.3% of the professionals noted an increase in cases during the pandemic; 56.6% reported that the frequency did not change. The overall mean number of correct answers about DT was 5.29±2.11, indicating an acceptable level of knowledge. The mean percentage of hits for the specific questions was 44.1%. Conclusion: Although the level of knowledge of the dentists evaluated was acceptable, some aspects were deficient, with the need for more information about the IADT guidelines.


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Soares, L. P., Scalioni, F. A. R., Fiche, G. E.-C., Procópio, S. W., Carrada, C. F., Fernandes, R. B., Campos, M. J. da S., & Machado, F. C. (2023). Knowledge of Brazilian Dentists about Dentoalveolar Trauma Care and their Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pesquisa Brasileira Em Odontopediatria E Clínica Integrada, 24, e230042. Retrieved from



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