Prospective Study of the Quality of Removable Essay

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A Prospective Study Of The Quality Of Removable Prostheses And Patients’ Satisfaction In Post-Prosthetic Phase Usha R Narain B.D.S, M.D.S. Principal, Professor & Head, Dept. of Prosthetics & Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Govt. Dental College & Hospital Jaipur India Rajeev K Garg B.D.S Dental Surgeon, Dental Surgery Clinic Jaipur India Sameer B.D.S, M.D.S Asst. Professor, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Implantology, Govt. Dental College & Hospital Jaipur India Dr. Pooja Narain BDS, MDS, Oral Pathology & Microbiology Assistant Professor, Rajasthan Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur India Citation: U.R. Narain, R.K. Garg, . Sameer, P. Narain: A Prospective Study Of The Quality Of Removable Prostheses And Patients’ Satisfaction In Post-Prosthetic Phase. The Internet Journal of Dental Science. 2010 Volume 9 Number 1. DOI: 10.5580/1e6c Keywords: Patient satisfaction, quality assessment, questionnaire, removable dentures Abstract Aim: The objective of this study was to evaluate quality of removable prostheses and its relationship with patient satisfaction. Materials and Methods: One hundred & eighty five patients who received 312 new removable prostheses over a period of two year at the Government dental college and hospital, Jaipur, India were recalled for an interview with regard to post-prosthetic clinical examination and their satisfaction with their dentures. A California Dental Association criterion was used to evaluate denture quality.Results: Results showed that 57% of the dentures were reported by patients as satisfactory. Of those of unacceptable quality, only 49.5% were reported by patients as unsatisfactory. No significant associations were found between patient satisfaction and age, or denture experience. There were no significant associations between patient satisfaction and age or denture

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