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International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2021, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Part D

The impact of covid-19 pandemic on orthodontic practice in India: A questionnaire based study

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Amit Kumar and Dr. Angad Sharma
ABSTRACT:Aim: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the impact of covid-19 pandemic on the orthodontic practice in India.
Methodology: 75 orthodontists participated in the present research which was conducted in the questionnaire format. The questions were based on pre and post Covid pandemic influence over orthodontists and orthodontic practice in India. The data were subjected to descriptive statistical analysis- mean and standard deviation with p value ≤0.05 is significant.
Results; It was observed that the amount of patients dramatically reduced (92%) as compared to pre Covid era and the data was also statistically significant (p=0.03). orthodontists also faced that recalling old patients for follow up for the treatment continuation also took a hit (76%).
Conclusion: Orthodontic treatment should ensure only the management of a true emergency with the appropriate PPE, following the guidelines and protocols provided by the WHO and local authorities after effective Tele-screening and triage.
Pages: 245-247  |  62 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Amit Kumar, Dr. Angad Sharma. The impact of covid-19 pandemic on orthodontic practice in India: A questionnaire based study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(4):245-247. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i4d.1378
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