Areej Sulaiman Abu Khalid1, Ambreen Shabbir2, Mohammad Alzahrani
Background: The dental practice is an ancient historical practice providing excellent dental and oro-facial care using the mixture of science and art. Aim: To determine the level of knowledge and attitude among dentists towards dermal fillers (DF) use in the dental practice.
Study design: Cross-sectional study.
Methodology: A total number of 199 dentists responded to the questionnaire, out of which 62 were from Saudi Arabia and 137 were from Pakistan. Data was analyzed by SPSS version 25. Comparison of knowledge and attitude among Saudi and Pakistani dentists was made using Chi-square test with significant P-value of ≤0.05.
Results: Out of 199, 31.1% (56.5% Saudi and 19.7% Pakistani) dentists had adequate knowledge of DFs, while 12.5% (32.2% Saudis and 3.6% Pakistani) were practicing it in clinics. All dentists have good knowledge regarding use of DFs in head and neck region and its indications. Only 50.7% (59.7% Saudi and 46.7% Pakistani) dentists had knowledge regarding the side effect of DFs.
Conclusion: There is a lack of knowledge among dentists working in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan regarding DF. Saudi dentists have better knowledge and practice of DFs. The overall quality of knowledge is low in these dentists.
Keywords: Attitude, Dermal fillers, Dentists and Knowledge.