Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00002988
Title: A survey on knowledge, awareness, and practice regarding the use of cast partial denture among the dental practitioners
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding the use of cast partial denture among the dental practitioners. Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the awareness and practice about the use of cast partial denture among the dental practitioners. Introduction: The proportion of partially dentate adults is increasing. For the rehabilitation of the partially edentulous state to replace the missing teeth, various type of prosthetic options is available. The treatment plan during prosthodontic rehabilitation should fulfill both esthetic and function. Cast partial dentures are gaining popularity due to the umpteen advantages. Materials and Methods: A closed-ended questionnaire comprising 15 questions will be given to 100 dental practitioners of various colleges, and their responses will be analyzed and tabulated. Results: Single broad palatal major connector was the preferred maxillary major connector while the labial bar was chosen as the preferred mandibular major connector. Circumferential or Akers type of clasp (62%) was the preferred direct retainer. Lattice type of denture base minor connector was the most preferred by our respondents. Auxiliary occlusal rest (42%) was chosen as the preferred indirect retainer. Nickel-chromium (63%) is the most preferred alloy. Majority of the respondents are unaware about repairing broken components of the partial denture. Conclusion: Majority of the dental practitioners used cast partial denture in their regular practice and were aware of the various components, uses, and techniques in cast partial denture.

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    Umme Salma Durbar, Dhanraj, Ashish R. Jain*

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

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 127

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    Author:

    Umme Salma Durbar, Dhanraj, Ashish R. Jain*

    Title:A survey on knowledge, awareness, and practice regarding the use of cast partial denture among the dental practitioners
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (64-67)
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    Methodology:A closed-ended questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials: Connectors, Denture, Edentulous,

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Connectors Denture Edentulous Removable Retainers

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