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A 5-year audit of dental implant treatment at the University of Nairobi Dental Hospital

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ABSTRACT
Introduction
Dentalimplant therapy is now a popular procedure for replacement oflost teeth due to the highly predictable outcomes with high survival and success rates. This form of treatment requires comprehensive planning and precise surgical execution to be successful. Most of the information
availablehas been on implants done by experienced clinicians. Little data have been published on
thesurvival rates of implants placed in dental residency programs.
Aim
Toaudit dental implant treatment outcomes at the UoNDH between 2009 and 2013
Material and Methods
Study area: The study will be conducted in The University of Nairobi Dental School in Nairobi.
Thisis an institution located in the city of Nairobi
Study population: Patient records from the conservative, prosthetic and periodontology clinics willbe used as the primary source of data.
Study design: The study will be of a descriptive cross-sectional design.
Data management: A data collection checklist coupled with a phone interview shall be used. The datawillbe analyzed using SPSS and MS EXCEL. Descriptive statistics will be generated to
summarizethe data collected and the results shall be presented in form of charts, tables and texts.
Ethical consideration
Thisstudy will be carried out after approval from Kenyatta National Hospital/ University of
Nairobiethics, research and standard committee. Information collected will be treated
confidentiallyand will only be used for the purpose of the study.
Perceived benefits
Thefindings of this study will provide useful information in the teaching and policy formulation onimplanttherapy at the UoNDH. Future studies will also be based on these findings regarding
thepractice of implant therapy in the country.
Limitations
Some data may be unavailable due to inadequate documentation of some findings in the patient's records.
 

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