ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF PLATELET RICH FIBRIN TECHNIQUE IN DENTAL IMPLANTS AMONG THE GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS IN CHENNAI - A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

Dr. Prabhu. R, Dr.Rathika Rai, Dr. SP. Vidyalakshmi

Abstract


Purpose: The objectives of this study were to assess the awareness and to evaluate the knowledge of dentists of Chennai regarding PRF technique in dental implant practice.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A self-structured questionnaire was distributed to 103 urban general dental practitioners of Chennai. The questionnaire covered general basic information and assessed the knowledge, attitude and practice of GDPs regarding   PRF technique in implant dentistry. Descriptive analysis was carried out for the responses. 

RESULTS : The data was analyzed using SPSS V25.0. and the categorized variables were analyzed using chi-square test. P<0.05 is considered significant.

CONCLUSION After thorough evaluation, it can be concluded that with growing popularity of PRF technique , there is a need to introduce basic  knowledge about prf and growth factors use at undergraduate level; training programs should be provided or undertaken at postgraduate level to improve their skills and knowledge and gain confidence to perform the technique in clinical practice .


Keywords


PRF technique, Dental Implants, General Dentist, Survey.

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