Proceedings of the International Dental Conference of Sumatera Utara 2017 (IDCSU 2017)

Association of Clinical Evaluation and Patient's Level of Satisfaction among Complete Denture Wearer

Authors
Putri Welda Utami Ritonga, Luveena Loshini Prabakaran
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Putri Welda Utami Ritonga
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/idcsu-17.2018.61How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Complete dentures, evaluation, satisfaction
Abstract
Dentist's evaluation of complete denture differs from patient's evaluation. Dentists prioritize the clinical aspects of dentures, such as vertical dimension, aesthetic, stability and denture-bearing area while patients measures their satisfaction based on aspects, like aesthetic, mastication, comfort and phonetic. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship of clinical evaluation and patient's level of satisfaction among complete denture wearers. This was a descriptive-analytic study with cross-sectional design. The sampling method used was purposive sampling, with subjects of 30 people. All subjects were interviewed using a questionnaire prior to clinical evaluation conducted on them. Data were then analyzed with Fisher test and result showed significant association of clinical evaluation and patient's level of satisfaction in vertical dimension and phonetics (p = 0,006), whereas no association of aesthetic (clinical evaluation) and aesthetic (patient's satisfaction) were found (p = 0,267). It can be concluded from the different results of the clinical evaluation and patient's level of satisfaction that patients gave lower or higher score compared to the score given by the dentist. Therefore, the success of complete denture treatment cannot be determined solely on the patient's satisfaction level, but the clinical evaluation need to be taken into consideration to increase the success rate of the treatment.
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Proceedings
International Dental Conference of Sumatera Utara 2017 (IDCSU 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
February 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-474-3
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/idcsu-17.2018.61How to use a DOI?
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