Patient Satisfaction and Clinical Experience of Dentists

Overview

Rehabilitation of the edentulous patients has always been a challenge. The success of this treatment modality is not only affected by the patients' acceptance of his new dentures, but on his ability to use them which depends to a great extent on the quality of those dentures. It is strongly believed that the success of dental treatments is affected by the experience of a dentist. The aim of this study was to compare patient satisfaction with complete dentures provided by forth and fifth year dental students and prosthodontists at the University of Jordan Hospital one week and 8 weeks post insertion

Full Title of Study: “Association Between Patient Satisfaction With Complete Dentures and the Clinical Experience of the Treating Dentist”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: June 30, 2021

Detailed Description

After obtaining the ethical approval, questionnaires were distributed to a total of 60 patients who accepted to participate in this study. The 60 patients consisted of 2 groups. The first group included patients treated by fourth and fifth year students, the second group consisted of patients treated by prosthodontists with a minimum of 5 years of experience. The questionnaire was distributed to those patients 8 weeks post insertion of complete upper and lower dentures. The questionnaire was divided into 3 parts. the first part included demographic and contact information questions for the patient. The second part included examination to the upper and lower dental arches and a third part included questions that probed the patient's satisfaction with his upper and lower dentures in general. Furthermore, the questionnaire included questions about the patient's comfort with his dentures, whether he is satisfied with the esthetics, phonetics, retention, efficiency in mastication, and ease of cleaning. This part of the survey was adapted from the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-EDENT) questionnaire.

Interventions

  • Procedure: Complete denture fabrication
    • Patient satisfaction was assessed regarding dentures fabricated by students and specialists after 8 weeks of delivery

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Complete dentures fabricated by undergraduate students
  • Complete dentures fabricated by prosthodontists

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Patient satisfaction
    • Time Frame: 8 weeks after delivery
    • Visual Analogue Scale based questionnaire with 10 items regarding patient satisfaction
  • OHIP-EDENT
    • Time Frame: 8 weeks after delivery
    • 20 item questionnaire regarding the oral health impact profile

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

The study population was completely edentulous patients attending the undergraduate students' clinic and specialty Prosthodontic clinics at the Jordan University Hospital in need of conventional complete dentures. - Exclusion Criteria:

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Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • University of Jordan
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Nadia Ereifej, AssociateProfessor – University of Jordan

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