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Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

April 2017 Vol. 3(4), pp. 019-026

ISSN: 2984-8806

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Original Research Paper


Knowledge and Awareness of Dental Implants: A Survey Done among Saudi General Public


Hashmaih Al Hashim1, Fatimah Saleh1, Rehab Al Essa1, Yasmeen Taher1, Mashaer Khalifa1, Doaa Al Yaseen1 and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari2*

1Dental Interns, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2Lecturer Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author's Email: shahzebhasan@riyadh.edu.sa

Accepted 14th March, 2017.



Abstract


Dental implants are the norm of today's prosthetic and restorative dentistry, but is it the answer for edentulous patients that can affect both individuals' appearance and functioning, therefore having an impact on the psychological and the social well being of the person is an ongoing quest. Knowledge of dental implants has differed among various age groups. The younger public has demonstrated a better awareness to the placement of dental implants, whereas, the older adults showed poor knowledge. Study was conducted in Riyadh Colleges where 364 people were inquired about their knowledge of implants. Questions were included to determine the knowledge, source of knowledge, the attitude of public towards implants treatment and other relevant points. Female participants had better knowledge about dental implants as compared to males. Participants more than the age of 50 had better knowledge about dental implants as compared to younger participants. Majority of the participants reported that dental implants are the best treatment option as compared to other fixed or removable choice.

Keywords: Dental implants, Knowledge, Barriers to treatment.

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Hashmaih Al Hashim, Fatimah Saleh, Rehab Al Essa, Yasmeen Taher, Mashaer Khalifa, Doaa Al Yaseen and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari. Knowledge and Awareness of Dental Implants: A Survey Done among Saudi General Public. Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 3(4) 2017 pp. 019-026.


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