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A properly designed denture is conducive to proper rehabilitation of edentulism. Regular good denture hygiene by individuals with removable partial dentures (RPDs) is an important component of oral health and in the prevention of further dental problems. These individuals should be provided with advice on the importance of denture care and be aware of this information so as to avoid problems related to the oral cavity in the future. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and hygiene of patients using a removable prosthesis. The study consisted of patients who wear removable prosthesis between the age of 25-50 years. Data were obtained from the DIAS and each case sheet was reviewed carefully by visual means and OHIS score was given for each individual based on visual observation. Data were obtained and tabulated. Data was exported to SPSS and output was obtained. Based on the average of OHIS score, the oral hygiene of all the patients was fair. The study concludes that the oral hygiene of all the patients wearing removable prosthesis of the sample size provided was fair. Females in this study showed better hygiene compared to men.
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