EVALUATION OF PARENTAL SATISFACTION AND CHILD’S ACCEPTANCE OF STAINLESS-STEEL CROWNS AND FIGARO CROWNS IN PRIMARY MOLARS - A RETROSPECTIVE CLINICAL STUDYDr. Subramanian EMG*, Dr Lavanya G, Dr Ganesh Jeevanandan, Dr Aravind Kumar S.
Abstract: Introduction: With the society becoming more conscious on aesthetics and parents being more influential in
choosing the crown for children, evaluating the parental satisfaction becomes a crucial element to be considered. Aim: The
present study aims at evaluating the parental satisfaction and child’s acceptance of SSCs and Figaro crowns in primary molars. Materials and method: 50 children who received SSCs and Figaro crowns in the primary molars were identified for
participation in the study. The children were clinically examined and the questionnaire for parent satisfaction was administered. Data was collected and subjected to statistical analysis. Results: The parental satisfaction with the colour of Figaro
crowns was superior and was statistically significant (p=0.01). None of the parents were dissatisfied with the shape of the
crown in both the crowns. All the parents in Figaro crown group were either satisfied or very satisfied with the size of the
crown. With reference to the children’s overall rating score, 100% of the children were satisfied with Figaro crowns whereas
only 36% of the children were satisfied with SSCs (p=0.01). Conclusion: Figaro crowns has a significant acceptance from
both the parents and the children
Key words: Children, Figaro crowns, Primary molars, Satisfaction, Stainless steel crowns.