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Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Dentists towards Implant Dentistry in Khartoum Teaching Dental Hospital

Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Dentists towards Implant Dentistry in Khartoum Teaching Dental Hospital

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Title: Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Dentists towards Implant Dentistry in Khartoum Teaching Dental Hospital
Author: AbuElnour, Noha Osman Mohamed
Abstract: Background: Implant dentistry is a novel and evolving division of contemporary dentistry. Dentists need to keep track of these developments to improve knowledge and practice of implant dentistry. The aim of this study was to survey the knowledge and attitude of dentists towards implant dentistry in Khartoum Teaching Dental Hospital. Materials and methods: Data was collected through a questionnaire survey of dentists working at Khartoum Teaching Dental Hospital with experience of no more than 5 years. Respondents were asked about previous education and training in implant dentistry, basic knowledge of implant dentistry, attitude of dentists towards implant dentistry, and interest of dentists in learning more about implant dentistry and their willingness to practice in the future. Results were analyzed according to experience, year of graduation, Graduation University, clinical posts in dental hospital and gender. Results: From 213 participating dentists 90% claimed that they didn’t receive enough lectures and training in implant dentistry. More than 50% of participating dentists expressed poor knowledge about different dental implant systems, designs and sizes. Sixty two percent of participating dentists scored a medium level of implant dentistry. Significant associations were found between implant dentistry knowledge and years of experience, graduation year and different clinical posts in dental hospitals (P=< 0.05). A nearly similar percentage of participants had a medium level of attitude towards implant dentistry. No associations were found between attitude level and different demographic factors. Conclusion: Within the limitations of this study, it was found that implant dentistry knowledge is adequate to some extent, however further improvements are required. Attitude of participating dentists was in accordance with relevant literature.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/26676


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