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Title: Knowledge and satisfaction about dental restorations among patients attending the college of dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Authors: Al-Shalan, T.
Keywords: Satisfaction; dental restorations; patients; College of Dentistry; King Saud University
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Egyptian Dental Association
Citation: Egyptian Dental Journal; 52(3): 1409-1414
Abstract: The aims of this study were to investigate patients attending the dental clinics in the College of Dentistry at King Saud University in Riyadh regarding (I) their knowledge about the restorations they received, and (2) their satisfaction about these dental restorations. Materials and Methods: Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to 300 patients, of which 250 questionnaires were suitable for analysis giving a response rate of 83.3%. Results: The results showed that 86.1 % (n=210) of the respondents had restorations while 57.7% had posterior fillings only. In participants who had fillings, 46% (n=115) had amalgam restorations and 33.2% had composite restorations. Results of the participants' opinion about the selection of the type of the filling showed that some participants thought it is the dentist only or the patient and the dentist who should detennine the type of the filling material (46.0% and 47.2% respectively). For the anterior fillings, 60.7% preferred white filling. In both anterior and posterior fillings, approximately one third of the participants do not have preference for any type of filling. Data showed that 69.4% of the participants are satisfied with their fillings, Almost half of those dissatisfied (47.5%) was due to the non-acceptance of the color and/or shape of the tooth. .Postoperative sensitivity constitutes over one third of the subjects' reasons for dissatisfaction about the filling (37.5%). Conclusion: Among Saudi patients, there is a deficiency in knowledge about the fillings they received. Majority of the participants were satisfied with the restorations they had. There is need for dental professionals in Saudi Arabia to increase their communication with .their patients with the aim to improve the dental knowledge of these patients.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16068
ISSN: 0070-9484
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