Muhammad Farhan Khan, Fatima Naseem A Khan, Irfan Ali, Muhammad Rashid Ahmed, Rubab Jawed, Qurratulain Zahoor.
Contemporary Trends regarding Knowledge and Practices of Dental Implants among Dental Interns Working in Educational Institutes of Karachi, Pakistan.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;10(1):35-9.

Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the information about dental implants among dental interns and to relate their perception of future dental implant practice. Study Design and Setting: A cross-sectional study was conducted on dental interns of various dental teaching colleges of Karachi including public and private institutions. Methodology: The instrument used was a self-administered, structured, closed-ended questionnaire which was modified measuring tool for the dental interns knowledge and perception towards implant dentistry. The data collected from the study was analyzed using SPSS. Results: Two hundred and seventy dental interns of 5 different colleges of Karachi filled a questionnaire about the knowledge and future perception of dental implant practice in general dentistry. It was observed that majority of the dental interns 44.2% did not have adequate knowledge of dental implant and 87.6% encourage to improving the undergraduate syllabus of dental implants. Conclusion: This study showed limited knowledge and awareness about dental implants among dental interns, but they highly encouraged in improving the curriculum of dental implants at undergraduate level.

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