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Prosthetic Status and Demand for Services in an Adult Rural Population in Relation to Dental Service Infrastructure in Mangalore Taluk, South India


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1 Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College, India
     

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Context: Oral health can be considered as an indicator of general health and quality of life. Planning dental services is therefore the collection of up to date information on the prevalence of oral health status in a given population. Aims: This study was conducted to assess prosthetic status and demands for services among the rural population in Mangalore Taluk. Method and Material: A cross sectional survey was carried out on 1312 participants aged 18 years and above. Sixteen gram panchayats were selected and asurvey was conducted to determine the prosthetic status and prosthetic need. Results: Complete denture prosthesis was predominantly high among the age groups above 61. Removable partial denture was predominantly high among the age groups 31-45. Fixed partial denture was high among age groups 46-60. Conclusions: Irrespective of the age, gender and education the need for Multi unit prosthesis was found to be significantly high.

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Prosthetic status, prosthetic needs, treatment facilities
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Authors

Mallika S. Shetty
Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College, India
Uma Mayoor Prabhu
Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College, India
Prakyath Malli
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College, India
Rekha Shenoy
Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College, India

Abstract


Context: Oral health can be considered as an indicator of general health and quality of life. Planning dental services is therefore the collection of up to date information on the prevalence of oral health status in a given population. Aims: This study was conducted to assess prosthetic status and demands for services among the rural population in Mangalore Taluk. Method and Material: A cross sectional survey was carried out on 1312 participants aged 18 years and above. Sixteen gram panchayats were selected and asurvey was conducted to determine the prosthetic status and prosthetic need. Results: Complete denture prosthesis was predominantly high among the age groups above 61. Removable partial denture was predominantly high among the age groups 31-45. Fixed partial denture was high among age groups 46-60. Conclusions: Irrespective of the age, gender and education the need for Multi unit prosthesis was found to be significantly high.

Keywords


Prosthetic status, prosthetic needs, treatment facilities



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194856