Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : literacy rates


ASSOCIATION OF PATIENT’S EDUCATIONAL STATUS AND SUCCESS RATE OF COMPLETE DENTURES AMONG FEMALES

Ilankizhai RJ; Revathi Duraisamy; Madhu laxmi M

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1895-1906

Complete denture helps in replacement of missing dentures. The success and satisfaction of the complete denture is based on numerous factors like speech, fit, aesthetics, psychological factors and also educational status of the patient.The aim of the study was to determine association of patients educational status and the success rate of complete dentures delivered in Saveetha dental college among females.A retrospective study was done using the 86,000 case records of patients visiting University hospital from June 2019 - December 2019. Out of the total data 60 case sheets of female patients who have received complete denture were retrieved and analysed. The patients were then called by phone and asked to fill the questionnaire. Outcomes from the survey were correlated with the educational status of the patients using pearson's chi square test.Out of the 60 patients, 56% of the patients were satisfied with the fit of the denture, 61% satisfied with the facial appearance and 90% were satisfied with the size and shape of teeth and gums and 49% were not satisfied with chewing capabilities. Patients who were more educated were very particular about aesthetics and mostly not satisfied. However generally satisfaction increased with literacy rates and educated patients were more satisfied with the speech factor.Patients who were educated had better satisfaction with speech with their dentures as compared to uneducated patients.Patients who were educated were found to be less satisfied with the aesthetics of the denture than uneducated patients.