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Prosthetic Status and Prosthetic Needs among Institutionalized Geriatric Individuals in Nashik City Maharashtra: A Descriptive Study

Sachin Chaware, SL Ghodpage, Manish Sinha, Vishal Chauhan, Vrushali Thakare

Citation Information : Chaware S, Ghodpage S, Sinha M, Chauhan V, Thakare V. Prosthetic Status and Prosthetic Needs among Institutionalized Geriatric Individuals in Nashik City Maharashtra: A Descriptive Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (3):192-195.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1033

Published Online: 01-06-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.



A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among institutionalized geriatric individuals in Nashik city, Maharashtra, to assess their prosthetic status and needs.

Materials and methods

The oral examination of the study subjects was carried out using Basic Oral Health Surveys, WHO 1997 criteria.


A total of 160 individuals were included in the study of which 40 were females and 120 were males. A total of 55 (34.37%) study participants had some prosthesis at the time of examination, whereas 136 (85%) were in need of prosthesis. A total of 49 subjects (30.62%) needed complete dentures in both jaws. Around 26 (16.25%) of the subjects needed combination prosthesis.


The study concludes that the prosthetic status of the institutionalized geriatric individuals in Nashik city is poor with a higher unfulfilled prosthetic needs. A systematic strategy planning is needed to address these needs.

Clinical significance

There exists a higher unfulfilled prosthodontic need among institutionalized geriatric individuals in Nashik city.

How to cite this article

Chaware S, Ghodpage SL, Sinha M, Chauhan V, Thakare V. Prosthetic Status and Prosthetic Needs among Institutionalized Geriatric Individuals in Nashik City, Maharashtra: A Descriptive Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(3):192-195.

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