Survey results of currently used techniques & materials by dentists for fabrication of complete removable dental prostheses

A. Meirowitz, R. Nowotny Klein, D. Lauritano, N. Harel, J. Block, S. Matalon, F. Carinci*, Z. Ormianer

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The present study was based on the screening of procedures and materials used by dentists in constructing complete removable dental prostheses, considering their professional background and years of experience. Questions arose regarding differences and similarities within the local dental society, of which approximately 75% were trained in Europeans countries with differences in academic background, and compared to international dentistry. A questionnaire web site was used in order to anonymously collect answers to the survey by general practicing and specialist dentists. The survey contained 28 multiple choice questions that were based on 5 parameters: years of experience, location of dental studies, specialization, location and field of specialization. One hundred one survey sheets were collected. The results show statistical significance (p<0.05) for the following comparisons: practicing time had an impact on practitioner-Technician interaction, while the level of qualification had an effect on articulator and face-bow usage. Location of dental studies, specialization and residency had impact on final impression materials, teeth set-up as well as tooth shape and color selection. The differences found between dentists' working techniques set the ground for future research that should focus on rating the success of the different methods towards a goal of creating recommendations for an ideal set of working techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Issue number2, Supplement 1
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Complete denture
  • Dental technicians
  • Fabrication technique
  • Specialization
  • Survey


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