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KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION TOWARDS BRUXISM ('TEETH GNSHING/CLENCHING') AMONG • PATIENTS VISITING UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI DENTAL HOSPITAL.

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Background: Bruxism/Tooth grinding/Tooth clenching has been known to cause a variety of

health problems especially of the temporomandibular joint and trauma from occlusion as well as
to the periodontal structures. Research has shown that there is strong association between
neurological and psychological disorders and tooth grinding. Knowledge on bruxism among the
Kenyan population needs to be studied so that we can come up with a sensitization and a
treatment requirement plan.
-()bjective:-To- determine the 'knowledge, -attitude and perception towards -bruxism/'tooth ~- -
grinding'l 'tooth clenching' among patients visiting the Oral Diagnosis clinic at the UoN Dental
Hospital.
Study population: Consenting adult patients visiting Oral Diagnosis Clinic.
Study design: A cross-sectional study.
Study area: DoN Dental Hospital Oral Diagnosis clinic
Materials and methods: An interviewer administered questionnaire is used in the collection of
data; data will be analyzed using Windows SPSS (13.0) program and Microsoft Excel.
Results: A documentation of the results will be structured in such a way that the collected results
could later be used in the formulation of recommendations to the dental professionals.

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