Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002651
Title: Awareness about amalgam and composite as restorative materials in dentistry among general population in South India - A cross-sectional survey
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the awareness about amalgam and composite as restorative materials in dentistry among the general population in south India. Objective: The objective of the study was to know whether there is enough awareness about the most commonly used restorative materials. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted among 100 participants in south Indian population. A questionnaire containing 12 close-ended questions was prepared and given for filling up. The answers were analyzed and evaluated using SPSS software and the results obtained were tabulated in bar graphs. Result: From the present study, we can infer that among the total participants 18% say amalgam is more esthetic. 36% of people think composite has an extended life and 73% feel composite is safer than amalgam, and 64% of people think composite is cheaper than amalgam. Conclusion: On analyzing the results obtained from the present study it is clear that there is not enough awareness among the general population about amalgam and composites; thus, awareness must be created among the south Indian population, and it totally lies in the hands of the dental practitioner to clearly explain the patients about the restorative materials and provides them enough knowledge to choose the right material of their choice for a better treatment.

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    J. Sarvesh Kumar1 , S. Pradeep2 *

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    1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: S. Pradeep, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    J. Sarvesh Kumar1 , S. Pradeep2 *

    Title:Awareness about amalgam and composite as restorative materials in dentistry among general population in South India - A cross-sectional survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2404-2407)
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    Methodology: A cross-sectional survey
    Research Materials:100 participants in south Indian population

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Amalgam Awareness Composite General population Restoration

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