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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71-76

Psychological considerations for complete denture patients

Department of Prosthodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India

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Kranti Ashoknath Bandodkar
H. No. 346/A, Cavorim, Chandor, Salcete, Goa - 403 714
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.33999

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One of the most important factors in the diagnosis of prosthodontic patients is their mental attitude. This is not a mechanical or biological problem. It requires understanding of people and the ways in which they may react to situations. Dentists can use their training in psychology to detect patients' attitudes and reactions during diagnostic appointments. They can then modify their own attitudes and reactions so that mutual confidence can be established. This article reviews the importance of personality in dentist-patient communication and of the psychosomatic component in prosthodontic treatment.

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