An Evaluation of Prosthetic Status and Prosthetic Need amongst people living in and around Panvel, Navi-Mumbai-A Survey

Jyoti Bhushan Nadgere, Anita Gala Doshi, sumana kishore

Abstract


To promote oral health, we need to know their prosthetic status and prosthetic need. Hence, a survey of prosthetic status and need of people living in and around panvel was done. A cross-sectional study was undertaken and 678 subjects aged 13 years and above was examined (58.4% males and 41.6% females). 44.5% were partially edentulous and 26.1% were completely edentulous and remaining were dentulous. Still eighty five percent of the subjects were without any prosthesis. Prosthetic status and prosthetic need are not significantly associated with gender whereas it is significantly associated with socio economic status. A high unmet need for prosthetic care existed among the people living in and around Panvel, Navi-Mumbai surveyed.


Keywords


Edentulism; Prosthetic need

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