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Prevalence of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Among Dental Students in Chennai

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The objective was to understand the prevalence of temporomandibular joint disorder among dental students. The study was conducted in Tagore Dental College, Chennai. The questionnaire study included a total of 371 students from years I to V, under the age group of 18–30, who had a history of temporomandibular joint disorders on the day of the survey. Each student was given a semi-structured study questionnaire related to assessing possible causes, assessment of habits, assessment of subjective symptoms, and evaluation of pain. It was analysed using an anamnestic scale as 0: no symptoms; I: mild symptoms; II: severe symptoms. An independent t-test was used to compare the variables. The significance level set at 0.05 (p < 0.05) showed that the prevalence of Temporomandibular disorders was insignificant in the study population due to various contributing factors.

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The authors thank the former Principal, Dr Chitraa, R. Chandran and Principal, Dr C.J. Venkatakrishnan of Tagore Dental College & Hospital, for their support.

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Approval for the present study was obtained by the Institute Ethics Committee of Tagore Dental College and Hospital as per protocol number IEC/TDCH/161/2019. The study was carried out in Tagore Dental College, Chennai.

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Samson, J., Agarwal, S.S., Balasubramanian, A. et al. Prevalence of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Among Dental Students in Chennai. J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. 22, 329–332 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-023-01866-y

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