Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey Regarding to using Pre-treatment Antiseptic Mouthwashes in COVID-19 Pandemic Situation among Dental Students in Western University


  • Chayanuch Angkaew Conservative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Western University
  • Thitithorn Rojpaibool Conservative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Western University
  • Pauline Lamsam Conservative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Western University


COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, operative dentistry, antiseptic mouthwash, KAP survey


Objective: To evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practices among dental student in Western university regarding the use of antiseptic mouthwashes in COVID-19 pandemic situation. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted among year 5 and year 6 dental students in Western university. A total of 42 dental practitioner students responded the online questionnaire comprised of demographic details (sex, age and study year), 11 questions of knowledge part, which were closed-ended yes or no questions, 5 questions of attitude part and 6 questions of practice part, which were evaluate in 5-point Likert scale. The 7th question in practice part is a checklist question. Results: Of the 42 participants, 14 were male and 28 were female. Twenty-one were in fifth-year and sixth-year each. The Majority of respondents, 85.7 percents, score a high score of knowledge regarding COVID-19 pandemic situation and the use of antiseptic mouthwashes prior to dental procedure.  All of the participants agreed that dental practitioners are exposed to the high risk of getting infected during the dental procedure. About 52% strongly agreed that coronavirus can be controlled by pre-procedural use of antiseptic mouthwashes. About 97.6% agreed that they use pre-treatment mouthwashes prior to dental procedure during COVID pandemic. Conclusion: This study presented that, dental students in Western university are knowledgeable about the nature of COVID-19, the transmission mode, including the preventive measures in using antiseptic mouthwashes. Majority of dental students regularly use antiseptic mouthwashes prior to dental procedure in COVID-19 pandemic situation.


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Angkaew C, Rojpaibool T, Lamsam P. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey Regarding to using Pre-treatment Antiseptic Mouthwashes in COVID-19 Pandemic Situation among Dental Students in Western University . JPMAT [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 31 [cited 2023 Nov. 30];13(2):131-48. Available from:



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