Abstract

Introduction: As a profession highly predisposed to coronavirus disease (COVID)-19, dentists should be aware of the possibility of cross-infection. The purpose of this study was to investigate descriptive statistics of dental practice during the covid-19 pandemic. Materials and Methods: This survey was conducted online using self-reported questionnaires created with Google Form®, among dentists in Indonesia. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize the survey results. Results: In total 102 participants completed the survey. The mean age was 42.71 (6.65) years. 19 males (18.8%) and 83 females (81.44%). Of all respondents, 80 (78 %) dentists provided dental services to patients during COVID-19 pandemic. Of those who had provided dental services, the most commonly indicated reasons were due to the emergency procedural 66 (82 %). We also found 51 (64%) dentists prefer online consultation. All of the provided temperature checking and will postpone the service with the symptomatic patient. Additionally, our survey found no significant difference between dentists who provided services to patients during COVID-19 pandemic or not based on gender, age, years in practice (all p> 0.05, respectively). The majority of research participants continued to give dental treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conclusions: Personal protective equipment was essential, as well as a dental-care-safety environment. The small sample size of our survey limits its generalizability to the field of dentistry and needs further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Cross infection
  • Health service research
  • Infection control
  • Patient safety

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