Dr Vaibhav Rai, Dr Deepak Yadav, Dr Upasana Tyagi, Dr Shashank Tripathi


Aim: This study aimed to assess the knowledge and awareness of oral cancer among dental students of a private dental college in Nepal- A crosssectional
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was carried out in randomly selected 4th year dental students of a private dental
college in Nepal. The study was conducted by assessing responses to 12 selected basic questions regarding oral cancer. The extracted data was
tabulated, analyzed statistically and results were obtained.
Results: All the participants responded to the survey making the response rate 100%. 25% of male students were participated in the study. 94%
knew about where to refer the patients with oral cancer. The treatment cost for oral cancer was not known to 12% students.
Conclusions: The dental students have good knowledge about oral cancer. Students must be made familiar with the other risk factors of oral cancer
except alcohol and tobacco.


Oral cancer, Dental students, Knowledge

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