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Knowledge, Attitude and Acceptance of Dental Implants among Patients Attending Khartoum Dental Teaching Hospital

Knowledge, Attitude and Acceptance of Dental Implants among Patients Attending Khartoum Dental Teaching Hospital

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Title: Knowledge, Attitude and Acceptance of Dental Implants among Patients Attending Khartoum Dental Teaching Hospital
Author: Awooda, Elhadi Mohieldin; Eltayeb, Amel Salah; Hussein, Safa Abass
Abstract: Background Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants is considered as a positive experience by patients. Dental implants are widely accepted as a prosthetic treatment of completely or partially edentulous patients. Objective The objective of this study was to assess the level of knowledge and acceptance of Sudanese dental patients regarding dental implant as a treatment modality for replacing missing teeth. Subjects and Methods This is a descriptive cross-sectional hospital based study conducted among 384 adult males and females patients attending outpatient dental clinics in Khartoum dental teaching hospital (KDTH) in the period from 1st April to 1st May 2013. Eligible participants were selected by convenience sampling technique. Questionnaire was used to assess their knowledge, attitude and acceptance of dental implant as treatment option for replacement of missing teeth. Associated factors; gender, socioeconomic status, level of education, sources of information about implants was assessed using chi square test with p value ˂ 0.05. Results The importance of replacing missing teeth was revealed by 74% of the participants, 68.5% were aware about dental implants as treatment option regarding replacing missing tooth or teeth. 56.8% and 53.1% of them didn’t know how long a dental implant lasts and the place in the jaw the implant will be inserted, respectively. The majority (79.4%) could accept their dentist advice for replacement of missing teeth by implant, but 29.1% said cost was the main barrier. Relatives and friends were the main sources of information about dental implants. Knowledge about dental implant is significantly associated with level of education (p = 0.00). Conclusion Majority of the patients attending outpatient clinic in (KDTH) accepted and are aware of dental implant as treatment option for replacing missing teeth.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/19552
Date: 2015


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