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TOOTH REPLACEMENT OPTIONS OFFERED TO PARTIALLY DENTATE PATIENTS BY DENTISTS IN NAIROBI, KENYA

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Dental amalgam has been known as a dental filling material for about 160 years and it has been
popularly used for the past 50 years. I Yet, use of composite restorative materials has being
increasing since 1980'S2 Several studies have been conducted in different countries to assess
the prevalence of amalgam restoration and factors associated with dentists' selection of dental
restorative materials. Ganatra F.A et al conducted a similar study in Kenya in 20023 but since
then the current situation in Kenya is unknown.
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the criteria used currently in dental material
selection by dentists in Nairobi for direct restoration of permanent and deciduous posterior
teeth.
Design: This will be a cross-sectional descriptive study.
Study Area: The study will be carried out in Nairobi, Kenya's capital city.
Study Population: Registered dental practitioners both in the public and private sectors.
Materials and Methods: A self-administered semi-structured questionnaire will be distributed
to a randomly selected sample drawn from the study population.
Data collected will be analyzed and presented in form of text, tables and graphs.

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