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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 463-468

Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward impression technique and materials for recording impression in implant placement among dental practitioners in Patna city, Bihar


1 Dean and HOD, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Hazaribagh College of Dental Sciences, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India
2 Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Hazaribagh College of Dental Sciences, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, DJ College of Dental Sciences and Research, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Kalka Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ujjal Chatterjee
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Hazaribagh College of Dental Sciences, Demotand, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_325_18

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Objectives: The present study is conducted to explore the knowledge, attitude, and practice towards impression technique and materials for recording impression in implant placement among general dental practitioners. Materials and Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional questionnaire study. The study was conducted among general dental practitioners in Patna city in November–December 2017. Patna city was divided into five directions, which are north, south, east, west, and central. From each direction, 20 clinics were selected randomly, and dental practitioners from there clinics were interviewed. A closed-ended questionnaire consists of 19 items was prepared, the questionnaire was divided into four parts. Results: Majority of study participants (58 [34%]) were above the age of 40 years. 96 (56%) of study participants were male. Most of the study participants (89 [50%]) were having MDS degree. Knowledge, attitude, and behavior scores among study participants. About 43% of study participants have good knowledge scores regarding impression technique and material in implant placement while 50% of study participants had fair attitude score. About 58% of study participants had fair practice score. There was statistically significant correlation (P ≤ 0.05*) between knowledge and attitude of study participants. Conclusion: It was concluded that there was good knowledge, fair attitude, and practice among the dental professionals regarding the impression technique and materials for recording impression in implant placement. There was statistically significant correlation between knowledge and attitude of study participants. There was statistically significant correlation between some demographic variables and knowledge, attitude, and practice of study participants.


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