Volume 9 Issue 2 (February, 2020)

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Comprehensive evaluation of dental practitioners understanding on interocclusal recording material and comparison between general dentist and Prosthodontist- An (questionnaire based) original research study
Nikhil Bhardwaj, Madhav, Akansha Chauhan, Sakshi Sharma, Deepesh Choudhary

Background and Aim: To achieve a successful prosthesis it is important to achieve harmony between the maxilla-mandibular relationship and anatomy of patient. Thus, it is essential to record this relationship with the least possible error to obtain a successful prosthesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate dental practitioner’s understanding on interocclusal recording materials, its clinical presumptions and comparison between most widely used interocclusal record materials by general dentists and Prosthodontists. Material Methods: A Questionnaire of 14 questions was made and circulated among dental practitioners included prosthodontists, and the results were statistically analyzed. A total no. of 150 general dentists and prosthodontist (75each) participated in the study out of which 138 responded the questionnaires. All responses of questionnaires was reviewed and analyzed statistically. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant (p< 0.05). Result: The relative educational qualifications of the participants were BDS (46%), MDS (36%) & PG Student (18%) participated in the study. More than 78% of the participants agreed that they manipulate wax for interocclusal recording by hot water. More than half of the participants agreed that they usually do not use any recent interocclusal record material. Majority of the participants (84%) agreed that they trim the excess interocclusal material after it has set and before sending to laboratory. Conclusion: Within the limitations of the study authors have drawn very significant conclusions about interocclusal recording materials. Most of the participants were using interocclusal recording materials. Also, majority of the participants were using tray for manipulation of bite registration material. However, there was clear lack of usage of recent or advanced interocclusal recording materials. In general, the relative understanding of participants about clinical usage of interocclusal recording materials was fair. Keywords: Questionnaire, Interocclusal Recording Materials, Bite Registration, Practitioners

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