Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003643
Title: Assessment of clinical skills of students in fixed partial denture
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study is analyze the confidence level of the students regarding the steps toward fabrication of fixed partial dentures. Background: Fixed partial dentures are dental prosthesis that are listen, screwed, or mechanically attached or securely retained to the natural teeth. Many fixed partial dentures (FPDs) have been used to replace missing teeth. Preparation of the fixed partial denture varies with the preference and comfort level of the dentist. With each step toward fabrication of fixed partial denture, there are certain challenges which are faced by the students. Materials and Methods: A survey was constructed using 12 structured closed-ended questions and was distributed among the 3rd year, 4th year, and interns of Saveetha Dental College. The students were asked regarding the confidence level regarding the steps in the fabrication of FPDs. Results: A total of 43 females and 57 males were selected. Each question was rated with a scale of 0–10. A mean score was obtained for each of the question. The mean score for each question was found to be >5. The highest scoring was for the cementation of FPD, following that was it is the evaluating the marginal fit during metal try-in. Both of these procedures were scored >8. The procedure that has gotten the least scoring in preservation of pulp was 6.0 and gingival attachment scored 6.70. An average score of 6.45 was scored for protecting the adjacent teeth from iatrogenic damage. The remaining procedures students score about 7. Conclusion: Overall confidence level of the students is above average; however, the reinforcement should be done to ensure that the students will be confident in fabricating FPDs.

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    Reshma Thirunavakarasu1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *, R. M. Visalakshi 2

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Reshma Thirunavakarasu1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *, R. M. Visalakshi 2

    Title:Assessment of clinical skills of students in fixed partial denture
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1157-1161)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Confidence, Fabrication, Fixed partial denture, Skills
    Research Materials:Students

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Confidence Fabrication Fixed partial denture Skills Students

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