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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-67

To evaluate the knowledge of dental implants and peri-implantitis among various medical professionals across himachal pradesh: A questionnaire-based prospective study


1 Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Debari, Udaipur, Rajasathan, India
2 Private Practitioner, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Specialist Medical Officer Dental, Himachal Pradesh Health Services, Government of Himachal Pradesh, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India
4 Department of Public Health, Himachal Dental College, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India
5 Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Himachal Dental College, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashish Bali
Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Debari, Udaipur, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJDS.IJDS_28_20

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Aim and Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of dental implants and peri-implantitis among various medical professionals across Himachal Pradesh. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 100 medical professions residing in Himachal Pradesh using a self-explanatory questionnaire. The survey consisted of 11 self-explanatory questionnaires. The nature and purpose of the survey was explained to the professionals. Results: The present study was conducted to evaluate the knowledge of dental implants and peri-implantitis among 100 medical professionals. The results shows that although the medical practitioner do have some knowledge about dental implants, but still there is a scope of improvement about the knowledge of dental implants and peri-implant diseases. Conclusions: The results of this survey showed that majority of the medical professionals working in the state of Himachal Pradesh, were aware about dental implants as a treatment modality for the replacement of missing teeth. However, there is a deficit in the level of information regarding peri-implant diseases and the effect of systemic diseases and condition on dental implants, so further education is required.


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