Needs and Demands in Prosthetic Treatment in the Population Followed within the Prosthetic Department of Casablanca’s Dental Consultation and Treatment CenterJournal: International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Science (IJDOS) (Vol.03, No. 02)
Publication Date: 2016-02-11
Authors : Amine M; Azzaz A; Bouhaji M; Saif. S; Serrhier Z; Bennani A; Andoh A;
Page : 200-204
Keywords : Needs and Demands; Prosthetic Dentistry; Edentulous.;
Introduction: Patient satisfaction in dental prosthetics starts with a better programmation of the treatment plan, which requires a good knowledge of the real needs and demands of patients regarding prosthetic treatment. The aim of this study was to describe the needs and demands of prosthetic treatment in the population followed in the prosthetic department within Casablanca's Dental Consultation and Treatment Center (DCTC). Material and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted in the department of prosthetics of Casablanca's DCTC using a modified World Health Organization (WHO) questionnaire, 457 patients of both sexes were examined over a 2 months period. Results: The study showed the following results: - From a general epidemiological point of view, women are more likely to attend the DCTC than men with a consultation rate of 60%. Most subjects are young with an age range between 35 and 44 years. The establishment of the Medical Assistance Plan of the Economically Deprived at DCTC attracts patients with low economic income. - Clinical data showed that the function is the main reason behind consultation with 51.6% of applications. More than 65.4% of the subjects have never worn prosthesis in the maxilla and 77.5% in the mandible, mainly because of lack of information or lack of financial resources. Among rehabilated patients, those with removable dentures were most frequently found. An increased total and partial denture despite interest rates need is noted. Conclusion: Using the results of this study would help to establish a health program that takes into account the specific request of the population followed the DCTC to meet their important needs dentures.
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