International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science <p><strong>International Journal of Drug Research And Dental Science&nbsp;</strong>is an official peer-reviewed journal published Quarterly, with a total of 4 issues a year. The journal aims to publish high-quality articles in the field of Drug Research and Dental science. Original articles, review articles, short communications, and letters to the editor in Drug and Dental are accepted. All articles published in this journal represent the opinion of the authors and not reflect the official policy of the International Journal of Drug Research and Dental science (IJDRD). All papers are subjected to double-blinded peer-review.&nbsp;</p> en-US (Yogesh Kumar) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 00:56:58 -0500 OJS 60 Bad Habits of Betel Chewing on Periodontal Status: A Cross-Sectional Study <p><strong>Background:</strong> public trust in one of the villages in Bima Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province regarding betel nut as a disease prevention is very high, it has even become ingrained among its users. The effects of betel chewing habits can have a negative impact on dental and oral health including the emergence of stains, causing gingivitis, periodontal disease, and causing lesions on the oral mucosa.</p> <p><strong>Material and Methods:</strong> The research design used an analytical survey method with a Cross-Sectional design. The population in this study were women who had the habit of chewing betel nut in Tawali Village, Wera District, Bima Regency, West Nusa Tenggara. A total of 77 respondents with a total sampling technique. The instrument of chewing habits was interviewed while the periodontal status was measured by the CPITN index. Data analysis used chi-square</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The frequency of betel chewing with periodontal status (p = 0.001), duration of betel chewing with periodontal status (p = 0.001) and completeness of materials betel chewing with periodontal status (p = 0.001).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> There is a relationship between the habit of chewing betel with periodontal status.</p> Quroti A’yun, Rifaid, Dwi Eni Purwati Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science Tue, 18 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0500 Pillow Book Media as Dental Health Promotion in Preschool Children: is it effective? <p><strong>Background:</strong> The main problem in dental health and in preschool children is dental caries, where the prevalence of dental caries in children aged 5-6 years is 92.6% with a def-t index of 8.43. One of the causes of high dental health problems is low tooth brushing behavior and preschool children do not yet have the independence in brushing their teeth. It is proven that the data on the behavior of brushing teeth correctly is only 2.3%. Efforts to improve the dental health of preschool children by providing dental health education. Media pillow book is a development of booklet. The media pillow book is made of cloth containing pictures and writings about maintaining dental health which aims to increase creativity and cognitive abilities and skills of preschool children in maintaining dental health.</p> <p><strong>Material and Methods:</strong> This study uses a quasi-experimental design with a pretest and posttest with one group design. This research was conducted at Bintang Kindergarten, Cilandak District, South Jakarta City. Independent variable: pillow book media and dependent variable: knowledge and skills of brushing teeth of preschoolers. Data were tested using Wilcoxon.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Pillow book media proved to be significantly (p&lt;0.001) effective in increasing the knowledge and skills of brushing teeth of preschoolers.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Pillow book media is effective as promotion of dental health in increasing knowledge and skills of brushing teeth of preschool children.</p> Ngatemi, Syifa Yulia Lestari, Suwarsono, Tedi Purnama Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science Tue, 18 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0500 Feeding Plate for a 12 Day Old Infant with Cleft Palate- A Case Report <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Cleft palate and cleft lip deformities are common causes of orofacial region issues. They can be surgically repaired but typically require a delay of few months to few years to avoid causing damage to the palate and not to restrict its growth. Since infants with CP have several problems with feeding, the use of a feeding plate has been described to help them maintain proper nutrition.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> Primary Impression was taken during the first visit. The baby was recalled after 2 days for secondary impressions and later the master cast was made for fabricating the feeding plate, which was delivered the next day.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> A feeding plate is a device used to mask a defect (Cleft Palate) in the infant's mouth that causes negative pressure to be exerted on the oral cavity, which is essential for the suckling reflex.</p> Shoaib Ulla Khan, Goutham B, Sanju Somaiah, Sunil Muddaiah, Bibin Paily Blessant, A. C. Dechamma Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science Tue, 18 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0500