The Multifaceted Influence of COVID-19 on Indian Dentists: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Omkar Shinde, Aditi Jhaveri, Ajinkya M. Pawar, Mohmed Isaqali Karobari, Kulvinder Singh Banga, Suraj Arora, Anuj Bhardwaj, Anastasia Gabriella Djuanda, Dian Agustin Wahjuningrum

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Introduction: COVID-19 has had a new challenge on dental workers, radically altering clinical and personal management. The cross-sectional survey sought to examine and comprehend the influence of COVID-19 on Indian dentistry practitioners. Methods: A 38-item questionnaire-based survey was communicated to Indian dental practitioners through a web-based form (Google form). The questionnaire was categorized into four sections: (i) Personal protective equipment (PPE), (ii) dental treatments, (iii) auxiliary management, and (iv) personal impact. The findings were examined and studied in order to comprehend the repercussions of COVID-19. The questionnaire was completed by 513 of the 1129 dentists to whom it was delivered. Results: For the current questionnaire, a response rate that we received was 45.44%. When compared to the pre-pandemic era, the use of PPE has increased dramatically (95.7%). The use of PPE alleviated dental practitioners’ and patients’ doubts about viral transmission. The epidemic prompted the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) to issue specific recommendations for dental treatments, which were followed by 92.5% of dentists. The majority of dentists reported a considerable impact on both financial and mental health concerns. Teleconsulting and distant learning gained greater prominence. The COVID-19 epidemic affected the lives of dental professionals both within and outside of the dental setting, as well as the auxiliary. Conclusion: COVID-19 has left a trail of devastation in its aftermath. Dentists were affected both emotionally and professionally. Dentists rapidly and uniformly followed the revised recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1955-1969
Number of pages15
JournalPsychology Research and Behavior Management
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • PPE
  • auxiliary
  • dentist
  • distance learning
  • mental health
  • mouthwashes
  • psychological impact
  • rubber dam
  • tele consulting


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