Design of removable partial dentures: a survey of dental laboratories in Greece

Avrampou, Marianna; Kamposiora, Phophi; Papavasiliou, Georgios; Pissiotis, Argirios; Katsoulis, Joannis; Doukoudakis, Asterios (2012). Design of removable partial dentures: a survey of dental laboratories in Greece. International journal of prosthodontics, 25(1), pp. 66-9. Lombard, Ill.: Quintessence Publ.

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The aim of this study was to compare data on design and fabrication methods of removable partial dentures (RPDs) in two major cities in Greece. A questionnaire was sent to 150 randomly selected dental technicians. The participation rate was 79.3%. The anterior palatal strap, the lingual bar, and the Roach-type clasp arm designs were preferred. Half of the RPDs fabricated were retained using precision attachments. Differences between the two cities were observed in types of major maxillary connectors used, types of attachments and impression materials used, as well as the design of distal-extension RPDs. Postdoctoral education was found to have an impact on RPD fabrication. Despite the differences observed, design and fabrication of RPDs followed commonly used principles.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Prosthodontics [discontinued]

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Avrampou, Maria, Katsoulis, Joannis




Quintessence Publ.




Eveline Carmen Schuler

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04 Oct 2013 14:30

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05 Dec 2022 14:09

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