2023, Vol. 9 Issue 3, Part E
The role of dental therapist in reducing anxiety and improving satisfaction in root canal treatment
AUTHOR(S): Faradillah Usman, Bedjo Santoso and Tri Wiyatini
ABSTRACT:During root canal treatment in patients with pulp necrosis performed by endodontic specialist dentists and dental therapists, they will provide quality care if there is teamwork and patient compliance is required because root canal treatment is carried out with repeated visits, patients also feel anxiety related to the planned treatment because lack of knowledge about treatment, so it needs communication and education from doctors and dental therapists. However, the role of the dental therapist as a communicant is often forgotten, so this study aims to determine differences in decreased anxiety and satisfaction in patients who have root canal treatment by dental therapists who have received training in dental management and those who have not received training. This research is a quasi-experimental study with a pre-test and post-test two-group design conducted at the RSGM Muhammadiyah University Semarang, Central Java Province, Indonesia. In this study, testing was carried out on two groups, namely the intervention group of 12 people and the control group of 12 people. Statistical test using Wilcoxon test and Mann-Whitney test. The result of this study was that there was a significant difference in reducing patient anxiety levels between the intervention and control groups with a p-value of 0.001, while in the aspect of patient satisfaction, there was a higher increase in the intervention group with a p-value of 0.001. The conclusion of this study is that training in dental management for dental therapists is very important in improving the quality of root canal treatment as measured by reducing patient anxiety and increasing treatment satisfaction.
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How to cite this article:
Faradillah Usman, Bedjo Santoso, Tri Wiyatini. The role of dental therapist in reducing anxiety and improving satisfaction in root canal treatment. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2023;9(3):336-339. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2023.v9.i3e.1826