Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002772
Title: Awareness of occlusal concepts in complete dentures among general dental practitioners: A knowledge, attitude, and practice survey
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Occlusion is an important factor which governs the retention and stability of the complete denture. The occlusal concepts should be selected carefully depending on the situation of the patient. Aim: The aim of this study focuses on evaluating the knowledge, attitude, and practice of occlusal concepts in complete dentures among general dental practitioners. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire containing questions on awareness of occlusal concepts in complete denture were 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: For patients with U-shaped arches, the majority of general dental practitioners preferred balanced occlusion and for V-shaped arches they preferred canine guided occlusion. For patients with increased interarch space, they preferred balanced occlusion followed by lingualized occlusion, and for patients with decreased interarch space, they preferred canine guided occlusion and monoplane occlusion. For patients with highly resorbed as well as well-formed ridges, balanced occlusion was the choice. For patients with Skeletal Class I, balanced occlusion was preferred, for Skeletal Class II, Balanced and Canine Guided were preferred, and for Skeletal Class III, lingualized occlusion, and canine-guided occlusion and Balanced occlusion were equally preferred. Conclusion: The knowledge and awareness about occlusal concepts among general dental practitioners should be improved, and the occlusal concept should be selected depending on the situation of the patient.

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    Prithvi Udhayaraja1 , Padma Ariga1 , Ashish R. Jain2 *

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    1Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai – 600 127, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Prithvi Udhayaraja1 , Padma Ariga1 , Ashish R. Jain2 *

    Title:Awareness of occlusal concepts in complete dentures among general dental practitioners: A knowledge, attitude, and practice survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (October [ Special Issue 2 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2881-2885)
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    Methodology:A knowledge, attitude, and practice survey
    Research Materials:Practioners

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Arch Complete dentures Dental Occlusal concepts Practioners

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