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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2021, Vol. 7 Issue 2, Part I

Knowledge and attitude of other professionals towards dentists and dentistry as a profession in Bangalore city

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Aarushi Anand and Dr. Gautam Shetty
ABSTRACT:Background: Studies have suggested that patient’s satisfaction with their dentists is a primary determinant of whether they seek preventive and treatment related dental care. People who are dissatisfied with the interpersonal aspects of their dentists' treatment tend to avoid care and jeopardize their dental health. This survey was conducted to assess attitude of individuals of varied profession towards dentists and the dental profession.
Method: The study was conducted with 227 individuals belonging to profession other than dental or medical from Bangalore city. After obtaining participants’s consent a questionnaire was delivered to them and they were asked to mark honest responses. The responses were then collected and evaluated.
Results: Subjects generally had positive attitude toward dentists. Majority of study subjects considered dental services to be expensive. Negative attitudes were observed regarding waiting time.
Conclusion: Dental profession has to take concrete steps to stamp out the unfavorable impressions from the public.
Pages: 590-592  |  138 Views  4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Aarushi Anand, Dr. Gautam Shetty. Knowledge and attitude of other professionals towards dentists and dentistry as a profession in Bangalore city. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(2):590-592. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i2i.1269
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