Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00002207
Title: Knowledge and attitude of dental students toward immediate implant placement and delayed loading
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Dental implants are alloplastic material which is placed surgically into residual alveolar bone. As there is increasing demand for implant placement, there is need to understand clinical difference between early and conventional loading protocols for dental implants. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess knowledge, attitude, and practice on immediate and delayed loading of implants among dental students. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 dental students were asked about loading protocols of immediate and delayed implants using a questionnaire and collected from the respondents in the same visit. Filled questionnaire was collected and analyzed. The data were entered into Microsoft Excel, and descriptive analysis was done. Results were represented in the form of charts. Results: Among the respondents, 72.5% of the respondents are aware of loading protocols of immediate implants and delayed loading, and 27.5% were not aware about the loading protocols. When asked about factors that lead to immediate implant implacement in the anterior region, only 14% of the respondents quoted for the absence of anatomical constraints and 68% of the respondents quoted for esthetics as an important factor which was contradictory to a clinical study conducted by Pommer et al., in which it was found that immediate implants are mostly indicated in the anterior teeth region due to the absence of anatomical constraints such as maxillary sinus and inferior alveolar nerve. Conclusion: From the present study, it can be concluded that there are limited knowledge and awareness about loading protocols and clinical criteria for immediate and delayed implants among dental students of this institution, though their knowledge and awareness about implants are appreciable. These facilities the need for strengthening education in dental students to reinforce their knowledge and awareness about loading protocols of various types of implants in their curriculum implants.

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    S.Keerthika, Ashish R. Jain*

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Ponnamalle High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S.Keerthika, Ashish R. Jain*

    Title:Knowledge and attitude of dental students toward immediate implant placement and delayed loading
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (April)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (593-597)
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    Methodology:Esthetics, Dental implants, Knowledge, Loading protocols, Periapical infection
    Research Materials:100 dental students

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Esthetics Dental implants Knowledge Loading protocols Periapical infection

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