Dhanraj Ganapathy

Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University Tamilnadu, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    KAP on Status of Partially Edentulous Among Adolescents in Rural Areas (Thiruvallur District)
    Author(s): Yuvashree CS and Dhanraj Ganapathy*

    Loss of some teeth is called partial edentulism. Those who have lost teeth are edentulous whereas those who have not lost teeth called dentate by comparison. People who are living in rural areas may follow a form of health care based on ancient traditions, beliefs, and cultural habits. Edentulism affects approximately 158 million people globally as of 2010 (2.3% of the population). It is more common in women at 2.7% compared to the male rate of 1.9%. Partial edentulism is an indication of unhealthy dental practices in society and attitude toward dental and oral care. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and perception on status of partially Edentulous among adolescents in rural areas in Thiruvallur District. A cross-sectional study was done by conducting a survey consisting of 10 questions prepared to assess the awareness of partial edentulism and tooth replacem.. Read More»

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