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Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

November 2016 Vol. 2(1), pp. 001-004

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Original Research Paper


Awareness, Knowledge and Reluctance Regarding Dental Implants


Dr. Maria Sohail1, Dr. Hiba Aslam2, Dr. Naseer Ahmed3, Dr. Saba Faruqui4*, Dr. Afsheen Maqsood5, Dr. Mohammad Asif Ali Ansari6 and Dr. Hudebia Allah Buksh7

1House Officer, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Pakistan.
2House Officer, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Pakistan.
3Assistant Professor, Head of Department of Prosthodontics, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Pakistan.
4Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Pakistan.
5Assistant Professor, Dow International Dental College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan.
6Registrar, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Al Kharj Armed Forces Hospital, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia.
7Department of Medical Education. College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan.

Corresponding Author's Email: sabafaruqui23@gmail.com

Accepted 6th October, 2016.



Abstract


Background: There is a lack of information regarding awareness and knowledge of dental implants within the local population. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 subjects participated in this study. It was a questionnaire-based study. Verbal consent was taken from each patient. SPSS -17 version was used for data analysis. Results: Out of the 100, only 28 (28%) patients were aware of dental implant which is quite low. Dental professional was the prime source provider (15%). High cost is one of the main reasons which prevent subjects from choosing dental implant as a treatment modality. Conclusion: More than half of the subjects have no information about dental implant. It explains that dental professionals need to plan some awareness programs and motivate patients to opt this treatment for replacing missing teeth.

Keywords: Dental implant, Awareness, High cost.

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Dr. Maria Sohail, Dr. Hiba Aslam, Dr. Naseer Ahmed, Dr. Saba Faruqui, Dr. Afsheen Maqsood, Dr. Mohammad Asif Ali Ansari and Dr. Hudebia Allah Buksh. Awareness, Knowledge and Reluctance Regarding Dental Implants. Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 2(1) 2016 pp. 001-004.


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