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Survey Paper | Dentistry | Libya | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023
The Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Fixed Prosthodontics: A Survey amongst Dental Practitioners in Benghazi, Libya
Rania S. Eltawati | Khadiga I. Elfallah 
Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and fixed prosthodontics practice guidelines amongst dental practitioners of Benghazi in Benghazi, Libya. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross - sectional study was done amongst the Dental Practitioners of Benghazi, Libya in 2023. A total of 152 dentists were selected randomly (from public and private dental clinics and dental schools). A survey was conducted through online questionnaire composed of 20 open and multiple - choice questions. Data from the completed questionnaires were analyzed using the SPSS Statistical Software Package (version 25). All statistical analyses were carried out at a significance level of P < 0.05. Results were analyzed and compared using the Chi - square test and frequency test. Results: This study showed that (82.2%) of the participants always assessed abutment tooth radiographically, also about (27%) of them fabricated study cast before starting crown and bridge procedures. The vitality test for restored abutments was always done by (31.6%) respondents, and (26.3%) of them used poly vinyl siloxane for making final impression, which provides the level of quality of final impression. About (65.1%) of them always used retraction cord before making final impression. Both written prescriptions and verbal instructions were used by (76.3%) of the practitioners for communication with the lab. Conclusion: The dental practitioners (DPs) of Benghazi displayed an acceptable level of knowledge and a level of awareness of fixed prosthodontics practicing. However, to further enhance the proficiency, efforts should be made to encourage the practitioners to be aware of the advances in fixed prosthodontics practice through continuous education programs.
Keywords: Attitude, Dental Practitioner, Fixed Prosthodontics, Knowledge and Practice
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,
Pages: 763 - 769