Denture adhesive (DA) is defined as a material used to adhere a denture to the oral mucosa. When used properly, denture adhesives can benefit the patient by improving retention and stability, comfort, functionality, and psychological pleasure. There are still divergent views among dental practitioners regarding the use of DA.
Aims: This study aimed to examine the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of private dental practitioners in Indian cities, about the use of DA.
Settings and Design: This questionnaire survey was conducted by creating an online English language questionnaire on Google Forms concerning dental professionals' use of denture adhesives in North Indian cities (Delhi NCR, Chandigarh, and Rohtak).
Methods and Material: The online URL of the Google survey form was sent to a total of 500 dental professionals. The response rate of the study is 68.6%. The questionnaire consisted of 15 items.
Statistical analysis used: Data was analyzed using SPSS 21 software. Descriptive data were reported for each variable. Shapiro Wilk test was used to check the normality of the data. For assessing the association between categorical data, the Chi-square test was used. The level of statistical significance was set at a p-value less than 0.05.
Results: Most of the participants were dental practitioners (44%). A majority (72.7%) recommends powder-based DA. The majority of them lacked in-depth knowledge regarding zinc toxicity and indication, contraindication, and patient education.
Conclusions: There is a need for awareness among dental practitioners regarding the use of DA. Practitioners may keep themselves updated on new materials by taking continuing education courses, thus enhancing the level of care for prosthodontics patients.