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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Evaluation of knowledge level of dental practitioners regarding treatment with provisional acrylic removable partial dentures among patients in Erode District: A cross-sectional survey


Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Monnica Viswanathan
35, Rajalakshmi Nagar, Vasavi College Post, Erode - 638 316, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiadsr.jiadsr_26_17

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Objective: The study aimed to assess the knowledge of dental practitioners who treat their patients with removable partial dentures and also to assess the influence of factors such as abutment tooth loss, retention, esthetics, chewing, speech, and comfort of patients with therapy. Methods: The study was conducted at a dental clinic of Erode district. In this study, 80 dentists who treat their patients with removable partial denture were involved. Eligible participants were administered with structured questionnaires which include age, gender, and level of education. The study was a cross-sectional survey of general dental practitioners (GDPs). Results: Out of the eighty questionnaires, seventy-five were returned by GDPs throughout the district. The most important factor reported as influencing both the GDP's decision to treat with partial denture and its subsequent success was patient inclination to have a partial denture. However, for a number of dentists, there was a divergence between knowledge and practice. The study indicates that the technical complications were more likely to occur than biological failures (i.e., loss of an abutment). Conclusion: Dentists evaluated that most patients were satisfied with their dentures. It was determined that the best approach toward removable dental prostheses (RDPs) as a treatment option for partially edentulous patients includes a combination of excellent oral hygiene, design of prosthesis, and proper abutment selection in order to minimize the effects of biological and technical failures and complications to ensure optimal RDP longevity and survival.


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