Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00002275
Title: Awareness on pontic design among general dental practitioners: A knowledge, attitude, and practice survey
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
Section: Research Article
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    Background: A pontic is a part of the fixed partial denture (FPD) that replaces the missing tooth. There are various types of pontic designs, and choosing the right pontic design depending on several factors is critical to the success of the FPD. Aim: The aim of this study focuses on evaluating the knowledge, attitude, and practice of pontic design in FPDs and its applications among general dental practitioners. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire containing questions on patient’s awareness about pontic designs and their knowledge about the applications of pontic designs was given to a total of 100 general practitioners in Chennai. The data collected were computerized and analyzed statistically. The collected data were analyzed using IBM SPSS statistics software 23.0 version. To find the significant difference between the bivariate samples in the independent groups, the unpaired sample t-test was used. For the multivariate analysis, the one-way ANOVA with Tukey’s post hoc test was used. Results: Fifty-seven dentists preferred to give an ovate anterior pontic design, 33 dentists preferred a modified ridge lap anterior pontic design, and 10 dentists preferred a ridge lap anterior pontic design. For a posterior FPD, 28 dentists preferred a hygienic pontic design, 28 dentists preferred the ridge lap design, 29 preferred the modified ridge lap, and 15 preferred other types of pontic designs. Conclusion: The study inferred that although most dentists were aware of the pontic designs and their applications, many were not involved in the selection of pontic designs. Awareness should be improved on the pontic design selection for different situations.

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    Prithvi Udhayaraja*, Padma Ariga, Ashish R. Jain

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

    *Corresponding author: Prithvi Udhayaraja, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai-600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Prithvi Udhayaraja*, Padma Ariga, Ashish R. Jain

    Title:Awareness on pontic design among general dental practitioners: A knowledge, attitude, and practice survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (June)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (860-863)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Anterior, Dental, Pontic, Posterior
    Research Materials:Practioner

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Anterior Dental Pontic Posterior Practioner

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