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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Knowledge and Attitude toward Denture Adhesives: A Survey on Dentists and Complete Denture Wearers

Rupal J Shah, Sanjay B Lagdive, Arun Kumar Talkal, Hemal Agrawal, Bhavyata Darji

Citation Information : Shah RJ, Lagdive SB, Talkal AK, Agrawal H, Darji B. Knowledge and Attitude toward Denture Adhesives: A Survey on Dentists and Complete Denture Wearers. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2015; 5 (3):74-80.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1134

Published Online: 01-09-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aims and objectives

The objective of the study was to investigate the attitude and assess to the knowledge of complete denture wearers and dentists toward denture adhesive and to initiate awareness for the same.

Materials and methods

A questionnaire was mailed to 850 dentists out of which 456 dentists replied. Three hundred and sixty-two complete denture wearers were surveyed with a different questionnaire in the department and were assessed for awareness and usage of denture adhesive.

Results

The results of this survey indicated that 66.89% of dentists used denture adhesives in their practice. Complete denture wearers lack awareness regarding use of denture adhesives as 74.5% of them had never tried denture adhesives. Majority of dentists are also unfamiliar with their beneficial effects.

Conclusion

It should be emphasized that denture adhesives can be considered as a beneficial adjunct to improve fit, comfort, and function of dentures, and psychological security of patients when indicated in schools of dentistry. The knowledge of the patients will always depend on the knowledge of the dentists and how well the dentists educate their patients.

Key message

The outcome of this survey demonstrates that the rate of knowledge of dental practitioners and patients toward denture adhesives has not been in a good situation.

How to cite this article

Shah RJ, Lagdive SB, Talkal AK, Agrawal H, Darji B. Knowledge and Attitude toward Denture Adhesives: A Survey on Dentists and Complete Denture Wearers. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2015;5(3):74-80.


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