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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 6 Issue 1 Jan-March 2020

Original Articles

Knowledge on impression techniques and materials used in fixed partial dentures
Ginne Bharti

Background: Prosthodontics, as a speciality, has evolved abundantly in past few years. Materials and technological advances keep changing the face of every field every day. The main objective of impression techniques has been to attain better retention of the denture. Hence; the present study was undertaken for assessing the knowledge on impression techniques and materials used in fixed partial dentures. Materials & methods: A total of 20 practitioners were enrolled in the present study. Complete demographic details of all the participants were obtained. A questionnaire was framed and was given to all the participants for obtained data in relation to their knowledge on impression techniques and materials used in fixed partial dentures. Questions included data in relation to type of impression material do you routinely employ to make diagnostic impressions before tooth preparation, practice of gingival retraction, technique of using gingival retraction cord, type of material used for pouring casts etc. The range of possible scores for knowledge was 0 to 6. Correct answers for knowledge questions were given a score of 1 and wrong answers were given a score of 0. Results: Poor knowledge was found to be present in 15 percent of the practitioners, while fair knowledge was found to be present in 40 percent of the participants. Good knowledge was found to be present in 45 percent of the patients. Significant correlation was observed while correlating the knowledge score with educational qualification and years of experience. Conclusion: Significant good knowledge is lacking between dental practitioners in relation to impression techniques and materials used in fixed partial dentures. Key words: Knowledge, Impression, Dental materials

 
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