DOI: 10.1166/jbt.2023.3295 ISSN:

Factors Influencing Selection of Dental Implants Among Implantologists in Saudi Arabia

Ahmed A. Alzahrani, Rayyan A. Kayal, Fatemah A. Tomishan
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology

Objectives: This study aims to determine the variables influencing Saudi Arabia implantologists’ choice of the implant system. Materials and Methods: 78 dental implantologists in Saudi Arabia were interviewed and asked to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire included age and gender demographic, followed by inquiries on the standards for choosing implant systems and used Likert scales. Results: Gender, place of employment, and specialization comparison between the doctor’s opinion and Fisher’s tests will be analyzed. The post-sale service (66.6%), size and prosthesis variety (59%), ease of surgical and prosthetic stages (56.4%), geometry and surface, and kind of connections were the most significant factors. The most relevant element in choosing an implant system was the implant system’s popularity (51.2%), and the least relevant aspect was a referral from a dentist (20.5%). One of the insignificant variables in choosing an implant system was the manufacturing country (25.6%). Patient preference (25.3%) is the irrelevant and negligible element influencing the choice of dental implant systems. Conclusions: This study indicated that most dentists prefer acid etching and blasting surface treatments.

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