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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 3 ( March, 2018 ) > List of Articles

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Arab Societal Awareness of Dental Veneers

Afnan Alfouzan, Aisha A Al-Sanie, Reem A Al-Dhafiri

Citation Information : Alfouzan A, Al-Sanie AA, Al-Dhafiri RA. Arab Societal Awareness of Dental Veneers. J Contemp Dent Pract 2018; 19 (3):257-261.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2248

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 00-03-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study is to assess the Arab society’s knowledge, awareness, and attitudes toward dental veneers.

Materials and methods

A cross-sectional study was performed by collecting data through an online questionnaire created using the Survey Monkey website and distributed among Middle Eastern societies through social media to ascertain participants’ knowledge and awareness regarding dental veneers. The sample included Arab laypeople who were over 18 years old, to represent the awareness of the majority regarding dental veneers.

Results

The sample of this study included 1,332 subjects from different Middle Eastern nationalities, mainly Saudis, Kuwaitis, and Emiratis (15.6% of males and 84.4% of females). The results of this study showed that the total knowledge of dental veneers is 50.12%. The respondents with the highest level of knowledge acquired their information mainly from newspapers and magazines, followed by the Internet, then dentists, then social media, and, finally, friends and relatives.

Cost was the only factor limiting 38.4% of subjects from receiving veneers, and 56% of the subjects would receive veneers if they were free of cost. In total, 72.6% of the respondents believed that veneers are currently overused.

Conclusion

The knowledge and awareness of dental veneers were below a satisfactory level. Participants who relied on social media as a source of information had lower knowledge levels.

Clinical significance

This study emphasized the need for continual societal education regarding dental veneers.

How to cite this article

Alfouzan A, Al-Sanie AA, Al-Dhafiri RA. Arab Societal Awareness of Dental Veneers. J Contemp Dent Pract 2018;19(3):257-261.


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