INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of Turkish family members living in Van about TDI management and treatment.
METHODS: The questionnaires designed for our study consist of the answers of 762 random individuals who applied to Van Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Dentistry between February 2018 and November 2018. The questionnaire consists of 21 questions about TDI awareness and management.
RESULTS: All statistical analyses were performed using SAS version 9.4. Descriptive statistics for demographic data are illustrated using the mean. The Chi-Square test was used to assess the statistical significance between demographic data and TDI questions. Our study revealed that 48.5% of the participants were never informed about TDI before. 64.8% think that they are not competent enough to intervene in case of a TDI situation. The majority of Turkish family members knows little about the optimal storage medium. It was determined that the participants were not as well-informed about TDI management as they presumed to be.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Educational activities should be organized in order to raise the awareness of TDI among Turkish family members.