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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 3429-3432

To evaluate the status and need for dental prosthesis among the geriatric population of Central India reporting to the dental colleges


1 Undergraduate, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
3 Oraa Care Smile Dental Clinic, Dwarka, New Delhi, India
4 Department of OMFS, The Oxford Dental College, Bengaluru, India
5 Department of Prosthodontics, SMBT Dental College, Sangamner, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sharayu Nimonkar
New SBI Colony, Nisarg Nagri, Nagpur Road, Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_316_20

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Aims and Objectives: The study aimed at evaluating the dental prosthetic status and its need among the geriatric population of Central India reporting to the dental colleges. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out to evaluate prosthetic status and needs among geriatric individuals in Wardha city, Maharashtra reporting to dental colleges. A detailed inspection of the oral cavity of the study subjects was done using Basic Oral Health Surveys, World Health Organization (WHO) 1997. Results: A total of 110 individuals were evaluated for the study. A total of 26.36% study participants had some prosthesis at the time of examination, whereas 79.99% needed prosthesis. A total of 51.82% needed complete dentures. About 12.71% of the participants needed combination prosthesis. Conclusions: The result of this study concluded that the prosthetic status of the geriatric individuals in Wardha city (MH) of Central India is poor and needs prosthetic rehabilitation. A well-structured approach is required to fulfill these needs.


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