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Sushma R, Guru SR, Ramdas S, Guru RC. Awareness, Cost-effectiveness, and Extension of Prosthodontic Treatment to Underprivileged Patients across Dental Colleges in India: A Cross-sectional Survey. J Health Sci Res 2018; 9 (1):1-5.
India being a developing nation has a significant percentage of population who are living in low socioeconomic conditions. Hence, health care is not considered a priority, and dental awareness is very low. Thus, spreading dental awareness among the poor, and motivating and counseling them will enable promotion of prosthodontic services in order to improve the oral health of patients with missing teeth. A questionnaire-based survey was formulated to evaluate dental colleges across India regarding their methods to spread awareness of dental treatment and various methods to extend the same to underprivileged people in the society. Results of the survey showed that though majority of the colleges were spreading awareness of dental treatment, very few of those were targeted at patienswith low socioeconomic status.
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