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      <journal-id journal-id-type="publisher">JOHS</journal-id>
      <journal-id journal-id-type="nlm-ta">Journ of Health Scien</journal-id>
        <journal-title>Journal of HealthCare Sciences</journal-title>
        <abbrev-journal-title abbrev-type="pubmed">Journ of Health Scien</abbrev-journal-title>
      <issn pub-type="ppub">2231-2196</issn>
      <issn pub-type="opub">0975-5241</issn>
        <publisher-name>Radiance Research Academy</publisher-name>
      <article-id pub-id-type="publisher-id">264</article-id>
      <article-id pub-id-type="doi">http://dx.doi.org/10.52533/JOHS.2024.40202</article-id>
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        <article-title>Saudi Dentists__ampersandsign#39; Knowledge about Symptoms and Treatments of Temporomandibular Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Study&#13;
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        <p>Introduction: Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) affect the temporomandibular joint, leading to issues such as jaw pain and restricted movement. Despite these consequences, there remains a lack of understanding among Saudi dentists, highlighting the crucial need for increased awareness. Given the prevalence and impact of TMDs, dental professionals must acquire accurate and current information for effective diagnosis and treatment. This study aims to assess the knowledge of Saudi dentists regarding the symptoms and treatments associated with TMDs.&#13;
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among various dental departments and centers across Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from September 2023 to October 2023. A self-administered questionnaire consisting of demographic and knowledge assessment sections was distributed among the study participants. All residents, interns, and dental students were excluded. The responses collected were entered into the Microsoft Excel program and later transferred to SPSS for statistical analysis. Additionally, knowledge scores were calculated and categorized into low, intermediate, and high levels. &#13;
Results: A total of 143 individuals participated in the study. Nearly two-thirds were male, with the majority being general dentists (45.5%), while 39.2% reported having six to ten years of experience. Of the participants, 116 (81.1%) had observed TMD patients in their practice. The majority of participants, comprising 90.2%, fall into the category of intermediate knowledge TMD. While only 8.4% of participants had a low level of knowledge, and quite a smaller proportion, 1.4%, was classified as having an average level of knowledge. &#13;
Conclusion: Based on the findings, it can be concluded that the majority of dentists had intermediate knowledge about the general knowledge, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of TMD. However, these findings underscore the need for targeted educational initiatives to enhance knowledge among dental professionals, fostering improved decision-making and more effective TMD management for better patient outcomes.&#13;
        <kwd>Temporomandibular Disorders</kwd>
        <kwd> Saudi dentists</kwd>
        <kwd> Knowledge assessment</kwd>
        <kwd> practice</kwd>
        <kwd> TMD</kwd>