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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2022, Vol. 8 Issue 2, Part D

Evaluation of knowledge, approach & perception of the rural population regarding amalgam and tooth-colored composite material: A questionnaire based study

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Megha Ganesh Agrawal, Dr. Sushilkumar Cirigiri, Dr. Arvind Burande, Dr. Shachi Goenka, Dr. Baig Mirza Aslam and Dr. Pritesh Soni
ABSTRACT:Introduction: Dental caries is most common disease. Removal of the carious part and restoring it with biocompatible material is very important. The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge of the rural population about amalgam and tooth colored composite also their approach and perception in choosing the material.
Material and Methods: This study was conducted by random sampling form people visiting the department. After verifying the questionnaire, 12 close ended questionnaires were circulated among them to mark the option of their preference. Data was collected, complied and analyzed in MS Excel sheet (v.2007).
Result: A total 436 people from sample of 450 were included in the study. The results indicated that 53% of people had knowledge about amalgam, 42% people had knowledge about tooth colored restorative material. Majority (58%) thought that the amalgam was expensive than other material. People preferred tooth colored restoration rather than amalgam (60%). Maximum of them (88%) would allow the dentist to choose appropriate material for them. Major concern te the people was found out to be no postoperative pain (47%).
Conclusion: People still do not have enough knowledge regarding restorative material and there is need to create it. There is more demand for aesthetic restoration. People do not want any type of postoperative pain.
Pages: 254-258  |  70 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Megha Ganesh Agrawal, Dr. Sushilkumar Cirigiri, Dr. Arvind Burande, Dr. Shachi Goenka, Dr. Baig Mirza Aslam, Dr. Pritesh Soni. Evaluation of knowledge, approach & perception of the rural population regarding amalgam and tooth-colored composite material: A questionnaire based study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2022;8(2):254-258. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2022.v8.i2d.1518
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