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Lotfi-kamran M, Ilani H. Evaluating Dentists’ Knowledge About Denture Cleansers in Yazd City in 2015. YJDR. 2015; 4 (2) :503-511
URL: http://yjdr.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-168-en.html
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (1916 Views)

Introduction: A great number of materials are produced in order to clean and keep the complete dentures. However, scant information exists in regard with the dentists’ knowledge of these materials. Therefore, the present study was accomplished to evaluate the dentists’ knowledge regarding the denture cleansers in Yazd in 2015.

Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 113 dentists were randomly selected working in Yazd, whose knowledge of denture cleansers was assessed through  a valid and reliable questionnaire consisting of 10 questions. The study data were analyzed by SPSS (ver,17) applying t-test, and  the significance level was set as P<0.05.

Results: In the present study, 58 female (51.3%) and 55 male (48.7%) dentists participated with a mean age of 31.71±10.43 (ranged 27-55). The average of participants’ dental work experience was reported as
9.78±7.24 Years, and the average of their knowledge score denture cleansers was recorded 9.42±4.97
 (ranged 0-27). The study results revealed no statistically significant relationship between knowledge of cleansers with age (P=0.069), gender (P=0.228) as well as dental work experience (P=0.270).

Conclusion: Based on the findings of the present study, the dentists demonstrated a moderate level of knowledge in regard with the denture cleansers. As a result, promotion of the dentists’ knowledge seems to be necessitated via holding workshops in this regard.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/01/30 | Accepted: 2017/01/30 | Published: 2017/01/30

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