Patients’ knowledge about dental implants as an option in replacing missing teeth

Papakoca, Kiro and Carceva-Salja, Sofija and Petrovski, Mihajlo and Terzieva-Petrovska, Olivera and Minovska, Ana and Kovacevska, Ivona (2018) Patients’ knowledge about dental implants as an option in replacing missing teeth. In: Sofia Dental Meeting 2018, 27-30 Sept 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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The main aim of this survey was to assess the level and need for information about dental implants among selected sample of dental patients.
Materials and methods
A total number of 107 subjects were included, no matter what is the reason for their visit.Patients’ knowledge and awareness about dental implants were evaluated with questionnaire in two private dental offices.
The results showed that 62.62% of the subjects knew about dental implants. Internet was the main source for information in 45.79%. 75.70% from the subjects have need for more information about dental implants. High price was the major factor for not choosing implants in 73.83% of the cases.
Results from this survey showed an acceptable level of knowledge and awareness about dental implants. It also showed the need for providing more information to the patients.
Keywords: Dental implants, missing teeth, patients’ knowledge, dental implantology

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Mihajlo Petrovski
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 08:30
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2018 08:30

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