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Oral health related quality of life with complete dentures
24th International Conference and Exhibition on Dentistry & Oral Health
April 17-19, 2017 Dubai, UAE

Aakanksha Sharda

Elite Dental Hub, India

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Oral Health Dent Manag


Purpose: When assessing the outcomes of dental treatment, it is important to consider the clinicians as well as the patients�?? point of view. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the development of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients with modified complete dentures and the association between OHRQoL and overall patient satisfaction. Methodology: The study population included 30 patients with severely resorbed ridges, who wore modified complete dentures fabricated within a span of 1-3 years. The modifications were done in impression techniques, jaw relations, teeth arrangement, fabrication of the complete dentures; according to the clinical condition of the patients. Patients were requested to complete a questionnaire that was designed to show a semi quantitative degree of satisfaction with their dentures (subjective evaluation). The oral condition and denture quality was assessed clinically by an experienced clinician (objective evaluation). After evaluating the questionnaires, the improvement in the quality of life of the patients, including mastication, esthetics etc; from the patients�?? perspective as well as the clinician�??s perspective was judged. Statistical analyses were carried out and correlations assessed using the Pearson chi-square test.

Biography :

Aakanksha Sharda is a Prosthodontist and Implantologist with Elite Dental Hub. She has done her BDS from the very reputed Panjab University, Chandigarh and is amongst the first batch of students who did their BDS from the prestigious university. She further pursued Post-graduation, did her MDS in Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge from Rajasthan University of Health Sciences. She was a Consultant Prosthodontist with Max Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali for about a year. She has won 2nd best Paper Presentation Award at a 41st National Conference of the Indian Prosthodontic Society held in 2014 at Ahmedabad. She has her hold on the recent prosthetics as well as general dentistry and has 5 years of clinical experience. She is a member of Indian Prosthodontic Society and Indian Dental Association.

Email: drakanksha1003@gmail.com