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ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 338-343

Prosthetic Status and Prosthetic Needs of Patients Attending the Prosthodontic Department of a Dental Teaching Institution, India


1 Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, SJM Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India
3 Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Sree Sai Dental College, Srikakulam
4 Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Sree Sai Dental College, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
6 Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Suneel V Vadavadagi
Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, SJM Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India

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Background: There is a direct relationship of dental status and food intake. Impairment of oral health has an influence on quality of life. Baseline information related to prosthetic status and prosthetic needs will help us to undertake actions to promote the oral health. The present study was conducted to evaluate the prosthetic status and treatment needs among patients who reported to the Department of Prosthodontics in SJM Dental College and Hospital and to assess the influence of socio-demographic factors. Materials and Methods: All the patients who reported to the Department of Prosthodontics in SJM Dental College and Hospital for a period of 3-month were included. Information related to socio-demographic factors and a clinical examination was carried out according to the World Health Organization method to assess prosthetic status and needs. Results: There were a total of 314 subjects, of which 143 (45.54%) were males and 171 (55.44%) were females. 80.89% of patients had no prosthesis in upper arch 84.71% of subjects for lower arch. 67.51% of subjects required a prosthesis for the upper arch and 64.33% for the lower arch. Age has an influence with prosthetic status and needs. Gender and socio-economic status were statistically non-significant with prosthetic status and needs. Conclusion: The prosthetic status of the studied population was low with 65.92% of the patients needing prostheses.


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