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) Thu, 25 May 2023 00:00:00 -0400 OJS 60 Assessment of Oral Health Behavior and Gingival Status among Dental Undergraduate Students in a Dental College in Bangalore <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Oral health is a critical but overlooked component of overall health and well-being among children and adults. Behavioural and social factors significantly impact oral health. Dental health professionals have an important role in the improvement of the public’s health education level. Therefore, the acquisition of their status regarding oral health behaviour and gingival health during the future dentist's training period is very important.</p> <p><strong>Aim:</strong> to assess the oral health behaviour and gingival status of undergraduate dental students in a dental college in north Bangalore.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the oral health behaviour and gingival status of undergraduate dental students in a dental college. The study population consisted of a total of 210 dental students who were administered. structured questionnaire for dental behaviour titled “Hiroshima University-Dental Behavioral Inventory” (HU-DBI). Gingival status was assessed by measuring Full Mouth Plaque Score (FMPS), Full mouth Bleeding Score (FMBS), and Papillary Bleeding Index. (PBI).</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> This survey shows that the knowledge regarding the importance of brushing and oral hygiene maintenance increases as students advance in their dental courses. A statistically significant (p-value &lt; 0.05) relationship between FMBS and PBI and dental health behaviour of participants is seen.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> The results of oral health behaviour and gingival status of dental students reveal that there exists a positive association between oral health and gingival health of the students and that as years pass in dental school students tend to care more and have a positive impact towards dental health.</p> Anagha Reji, R. Murali, Shamala. A, Mansi Yalamalli, Pradeep N, Suchetha GM Copyright (c) 2023 International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science Thu, 25 May 2023 00:00:00 -0400 Dental Interns’s Motivation Towards their Professional Career and Perception of Career Path during the Pandemic (COVID-19) in India <p><strong>Background:</strong> The reasons for the selection of a particular profession can be very complex, and the choice of dentistry is no exception. The pandemic has had an immediate impact on the field of dental education, such as students having anxiety regarding their safety, unavailability of learning resources, retaining the efficiency of patient care after dental schools fully reopen, and uncertainty about their future prospects.</p> <p><strong>Objectives:</strong> Assessment of the motivation behind students selecting dentistry as a career and the impact of the pandemic on the career path of dental interns.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> An online questionnaire-based cross-sectional study comprising 208 students representing different public and private dental colleges in Bengaluru City.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> About 90% of the participants wanted to continue with dentistry as their profession before the pandemic while the remaining 10% did not want to continue with dentistry as their profession. About 61% of the participants who wanted to continue with dentistry as their profession, considered the pandemic as a setback to their career.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Most of dental interns regarded the pandemic as a setback to their careers due to reduced job opportunities and patient turnover. Re-evaluation and prioritization of patient safety protocols by dental institutions are essential. Teledentistry and e-oral health education should be encouraged.</p> Gargi. S. Murthy, Vishnu Aithal, Zuwaina Khan, Kavitha. M Copyright (c) Sun, 25 Jun 2023 00:00:00 -0400 Dental Man Power and Its Current Trend <p>India is the seventh largest country in the world with a population of 1.2 billion. Dental health care is not integrated with general health care in most of the public health care setups and it is not provided at the primary health care level; it is provided to some extent at the secondary level but mostly at the tertiary care centers. Dental diseases are a significant public health burden in India, with dental caries affecting 60-65% of the general population. The availability of skilled human resources is critical for efficient healthcare system. Currently, the dentist population ratio has significantly improved for the past five years. An organized national human resource planning system is required to ensure consistent manpower allocation and to provide policymakers with future directions.</p> K. Kasthuripriya, D. N. Shrienitha Copyright (c) Sat, 15 Jul 2023 00:00:00 -0400 Osteoarthritis of Temporomandibular Joints in a Female Patient: Diagnosis and Treatment: Case Report <p>The human body has been susceptible to microorganisms, pathogens, and many diseases, since the evolution of mankind. Various factors influence changes in the body including age, sex, immunity, nutritional factors, etc. Any disease can affect any part of the body or the whole body. One such disease is osteoarthritis. It causes degenerative changes in joints of the body leading to a decrease in flexibility and movement of the joints. This article reviews a case of osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint, which was unforeseen diagnosed in a female patient during a routine examination.</p> Ullas Saxena Copyright (c) 2023 International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science Sat, 10 Jun 2023 03:10:15 -0400