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Knowledge and Attitude of Individuals Towards Dental Implants
The aim of this survey was to determine the knowledge and the attitude of individuals towards dental implants treatment and also to measure the variability of individuals’ approach to implant treatment depending on parameters such as gender, age and educational status. The study was carried out by the e-survey method due to Covid-19. Relatives and the surroundings of University of Istanbul Faculty of Dentistry students were used as sample. The selection criteria of the participants in order to participate in the present study was as follows: age 18 and over, legal and mental competence; ability to understand the questions. The study sample comprised three hundred ninety persons, 71.8 % of female and 28.2 % male. Research data was analyzed with the IBM SPSS 26.0 program. Ninety-nine percent of volunteer participants stated that they have heard of dental implants and their main sources of information are through dentists, relatives, friends, and social media In this study, cost was the main factor for refusing hypothetical implant treatment. Fifty nine percent of participants thought the treatment would be too expensive. This is followed by surgical treatment with 11,8% and long treatment with 11,3%.