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Braz. j. oral sci ; 20: e214995, jan.-dez. 2021. tab
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS, BBO - Odontologia | ID: biblio-1281108

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Proper recording and keeping dental records are an important part of any dental practice. It helps in improving patient care, has medico-legal importance and play significant role in human identification during mass disasters or criminal offences. Aim: To assess the knowledge and practices of recording and maintaining patients 'records among private dental practitioners of Delhi, India. Methods: Data for this cross-sectional study was collected from 160 dentists of Delhi using a self-administered questionnaire. The face and content validity as well as reliability of questionnaire was tested before the final data collection. A single trained examiner collected all the necessary information via personal visits or google forms. Chi-square test was applied to check the statistically significant difference between the dichotomous independent variables with respect to study participants' responses to the questionnaire. Results: The mean age of the study participants was 34.5 (SD 7.2) years.Digital method of recording patient's data and x-ray storage was more prevalent than manual method among the study participants. Slightly more than 40% of the dentists were keeping patient's records safe for a period of 6 to 10 years. Younger dentists with lesser years of practice were more explicit in recording and correcting patient records. Conclusion: Results of this study shows that private dental practitioners of Delhi are aware of medico-legal importance of dental records. Most of them were recording important findings and history of their patients. Dentists must be educated in two aspects namely correct method of recording and the ideal duration of storing their patients' dental records


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Registros Odontológicos , Inquéritos e Questionários , Odontólogos , Odontologia Legal
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34501710

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This work evaluates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Czech dentistry from March 2020 to March 2021. The assessment was based on questionnaires filled out by 3674 Czech dentists representing 42.6% of practicing dentists in the country. During March-May, 2020 (the first COVID-19 wave), 90.7% of dental practices remained open; however, only 22.8% of the practices continued to operate with no changes, 46.5% had fewer patients, 21.4% treated only acute cases, and 3.8% were closed. During September 2020-May 2021 (the second wave of COVID-19), 96.1% of dental practices remained open, 60.8% operated with no changes, 34.5% had fewer patients, 0.8% treated only acute cases, and 0.5% were closed. The reasons leading to the closure of Czech dental practices during the whole pandemic were a shortage of personal protective equipment (50.5%), a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace (24.5%), fear of a possible self-infection (24.0%), and quarantine (20.5%). The time range of Czech dental practices closure during the whole pandemic was: 1-2 weeks (49.9%), 2-4 weeks (21.2%), and >1 month (0.8%). The greatest professional difficulties of Czech dentists during the pandemic were crisis operating management (55%), health safety and hygiene concerns (21%), shortage of personal protective equipment (21%), and difficulty working with the protective equipment (15%). In addition, 47.3% of dentists also observed a declining interest in preventive dental care, and 16.9% of them observed worse oral care of patients. These results show that despite the lack of protective equipment, dental care was maintained throughout the pandemic. Additionally, the pandemic negatively affected the patients' approach to dental care, indicating a deterioration in oral health as a possible delayed outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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COVID-19 , Pandemias , Estudos Transversais , República Tcheca/epidemiologia , Odontologia , Odontólogos , Humanos , SARS-CoV-2
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Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 56(9): 939-944, 2021 Sep 09.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34496546

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At present, robotic system has been applied in many aspects of the field of prosthetic dentistry, such as tooth preparation, oral implant surgery, full denture arrangement, prosthodontic material testing and robotic education of prosthodontics. The advantages of prosthodontic robotics lie in their ability to perform quantitative and precise operations whilerepeating the work flow indefinitely, which assist dentists to complete heavy and complicated daily treatment. In the research and development of prosthodontic robotics, the limitation of oral operation space should be fully considered, and robotics should have high safety and flexibility. The review briefly summarizes the application and existing problems of robotics in prosthodontics, and provides references for further development and design.


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Prostodontia , Cirurgia Bucal , Odontólogos , Humanos , Preparo do Dente
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PLoS One ; 16(8): e0256663, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34428247

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BACKGROUND: The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in 2019, has shocked the entire world. As an effort to control the disease spread, the Indian government declared a nationwide lockdown on March 25th, 2020. As dental treatment was considered high risk in the spread of COVID-19, dentistry became one of the most vulnerable professions during this time. Dental professionals had to face job layoffs, salary cuts in professional colleges, closure of private clinics resulting in huge psychological, moral, and financial crises. Studies during the previous and present pandemics have shown mental issues among health care workers necessitating institutional reforms, along with early care and support. A balance in the work-life amongst professionals is the key to better efficiency and, was majorly affected during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown due to sudden unexpected changes. Hence this study was conducted to understand the changes they underwent both at home and professional front with a hypothesis that physical and mental health, activities, relationship status, and workplace influence the work-life balance. METHODS: A pre-validated questionnaire survey was done on dentists across India. Structural Equation Modelling and path analysis were applied to the data collected. RESULTS: The results of the study supported the hypothesis that factors like physical and mental health, activities, relationship status, and workplace influenced the work-life balance directly. A significant imbalance was seen amongst the female dentists. CONCLUSION: The present study proved the unpreparedness among dental professionals. Hence an evolutionary phase in every field with better working protocols, robust mental health support, and a focus on strategies to face future such emergencies is required.


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COVID-19/psicologia , Odontólogos/psicologia , Equilíbrio Trabalho-Vida , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Índia , Masculino , Inquéritos e Questionários , Local de Trabalho/psicologia
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34444131

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Little is known about the extent to which dentists have implemented COVID-19 infection control guidelines and the factors influencing this process in daily practice. This national online survey assessed the implementation of enhanced infection control guidelines in daily practice, and explored dentist related factors influencing their application, more specifically dentist infection status and their perceived risk of cross-infection in the dental setting. The survey was validated, pretested and carried out in 2020. A total of 1436 dentists participated, of whom 9.1% presumably had COVID-19 infection experience. At least 75% of dentists complied with the core part of the recommended protective measures protocol. For each patient treated during the pandemic, an additional cost of 10-30 EUR (86.7%) and an extra time of 10-30 min (70.7%) was estimated. A stepwise binary logistic regression analysis revealed that dentists assumed to have experienced COVID-19 reported a higher self-perceived risk of virus acquisition (ß = 2.090; p = 0.011), lower concern of getting infected (ß = 0.576; p = 0.027), and lower confidence in being able to prevent disease transmission in the dental setting (ß = 0.535; p = 0.022). Some parts of the protective measures were more difficult to apply than others; however, there was no indication of increased disease acquisition in the dental setting.


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COVID-19 , Odontólogos , Humanos , Controle de Infecções , Pandemias , SARS-CoV-2 , Inquéritos e Questionários
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J Forensic Odontostomatol ; 2(39): 15-20, 2021 Aug 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34419941

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INTRODUCTION: The number of reported dental malpractice cases has increased in recent years. The aim of this study was to analyze the characteristics of Peruvian court sentences related to dental procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present descriptive study, 33 sentences issued by the civil court of Peru, from 2011 to 2016 were collected. Useful information from the sentences was extracted and analyzed using the SPSS 18 software. RESULTS: Data showed that dentists were found guilty in 84.8% of sentences due to absence of suitability in dental treatment. Male dentists (61.1%) were involved in more cases than female dentists. Prosthodontics (33.3%) was the dental specialty subject to most claims. CONCLUSIONS: Dentists like other health professionals are regulated by legal rules in the country they practise. As part of dental practice and in order to avoid claims, having a full clinical history and informed consent should be mandatory.


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Responsabilidade Legal , Imperícia , Odontólogos , Feminino , Humanos , Consentimento Livre e Esclarecido , Masculino , Peru
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Braz Oral Res ; 35: e084, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34431849

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The objective of this work was to evaluate the relationship between factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and depression, anxiety, and stress (DAS) in dentists. Factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic were evaluated using a questionnaire and scores of the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scales-21 were measured. The differences between the DAS scores based on the factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic were tested through the successive application of multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA, α = 0.05). After a sample size calculation, 998 participants with a mean age of 39.39 (± 11.69) years were included. The effect size indicated that changes in sleep quality (η2 = 0.161), eating habits (η2 = 0.057), and physical health (η2 = 0.051) were the ones that most negatively affected DAS scores. The highest DAS scores were observed in professionals who lived with someone at high-risk for COVID-19 (p < 0.001) and in those who did not engage in leisure activities during the pandemic (p < 0.001). Dentists who worked on the frontline against COVID-19 had higher scores of anxiety and stress (p = 0.029). The highest scores for anxiety, depression, and/or stress were seen in dentists living with someone at high-risk for COVID-19, who acts on the frontline, who does not practice in leisure activities during the pandemic, who completely changed eating habits, quality of sleep and physical health during the pandemic. In general, DAS levels of dentists were associated with factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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COVID-19 , Pandemias , Adulto , Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Odontólogos , Depressão/epidemiologia , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , SARS-CoV-2
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J Can Dent Assoc ; 87: l5, 2021 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34343068

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BACKGROUND: This study aimed to describe dental care provision and the perceptions of dentists in Nova Scotia, Canada, during 1 week of the COVID-19 pandemic, shortly after the closing down of non-emergency, in-person care. METHODS: A survey was distributed to all 542 registered dentists in Nova Scotia, asking about dental care provision during 19-25 April 2020. Most answers were categorical, and descriptive analyses of these were performed. Data from the 1 open-ended question were analyzed using an inductive approach to identify themes. RESULTS: The response rate was 43% (n = 235). Most dentists (181) provided care but only 13 provided in-person care. From the open-ended question, 4 concerns emerged: communication from the regulatory authority; respondents' health and that of their staff; the health of and access to care for patients; and the future of their business. CONCLUSION: Most respondents remained engaged in non-in-person dental care using various modes. They expressed concerns about their health and that of their staff and patients as well as about the future of their practice. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: Dentists and dental regulatory authorities should engage in discussions to promote the health of dental staff and patients and quality of care during the chronic phase of the pandemic.


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COVID-19 , Pandemias , Atitude do Pessoal de Saúde , Assistência Odontológica , Odontólogos , Humanos , Nova Escócia/epidemiologia , Padrões de Prática Odontológica , SARS-CoV-2 , Inquéritos e Questionários
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J Can Dent Assoc ; 87: l2, 2021 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34343065

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BACKGROUND: To investigate, among Ontario dentists, (1) self-reported barriers to access to sedation and general anesthesia (GA) services and (2) their current use of sedation and GA. METHODS: Of Ontario dentists practising, 3001 were randomly selected to complete a 16-question survey by mail or online in 2011. Mixed analysis of variance (ANOVA) followed by independent-sample t tests or 1-way ANOVA evaluated the relation between dentists' views and demographic variables including sex, clinical experience and size of primary practice. RESULTS: Of the participants (n = 1076; 37.9% response rate), 69.7% were male, 84.4% were general practitioners, mean time in practice was 20.6 years (0.5-42 years) and 42.2% were in cities of over 500 000 people. Most dentists (60.2%) provided anesthesia services, although 38.2% indicated lack of training and the belief that there is no patient demand (25.3%) as reasons not to use anesthesia in their offices. Nitrous oxide was used 17.5% of the time for all dental procedures except implants. Barriers to referral of patients for anesthesia services included high costs associated with sedation/GA (72.2%) and patient fear of anesthesia (33.5%). CONCLUSION: This study identified a perceived lack of patient demand, lack of dentist training, high costs of sedation/GA and patient fear of sedation/GA as primary barriers to use of sedation/GA in Ontario dental practices. The use of various anesthesia modalities is diverse, with 60.2% of dentists providing sedation/GA.


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Anestesia Dentária , Anestesia Geral , Atitude do Pessoal de Saúde , Odontólogos , Odontologia Geral , Humanos , Masculino , Óxido Nitroso , Ontário , Padrões de Prática Odontológica , Inquéritos e Questionários
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J Can Dent Assoc ; 87: l9, 2021 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34343072

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BACKGROUND: Government-funded and pro bono dental care are important to populations with limited means. At the same time, dentistry is experiencing a gender shift in the practising profession. As a result, we aimed to determine the factors associated with the provision of government-funded and pro bono dental care and whether there are gender differences. METHODS: We conducted a secondary data analysis of the results of a 2012 survey of a representative sample of Ontario dentists. Descriptive, bivariate and multivariable analyses were carried out. RESULTS: The 867 survey respondents represented a 28.9% response rate. On average, Ontario dentists reported that 15.7% of their practice consisted of government-funded patients and they provided $2242 worth of pro bono care monthly. Male and female dentists reported similar levels of both (p > 0.05). Being a practice owner and having more pediatric patients influenced levels of government-funded patients. Being internationally trained, of European ethnicity, single, and income status affected levels of monthly pro bono care. Gender-stratified analysis revealed that, among female dentists, household responsibilities was a unique factor associated with the proportion of government-funded patients, as was international training, personal income and ethnic origin for levels of pro bono care. CONCLUSION: Overall, male and female dentists are similar in the provision of government-funded and pro bono care, but various factors influence levels of each in both groups.


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Odontólogas , Governo , Criança , Odontólogos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Ontário , Fatores Sexuais , Inquéritos e Questionários
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BMC Health Serv Res ; 21(1): 781, 2021 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34364370

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OBJECTIVE: Oral surgery referrals from NHS dental practices are rising, increasing the pressures on available hospital resources. We assess if an electronic referral system with consultant or peer (general dental practitioner) led triage of patient referrals from general dental practices can effectively divert patients requiring minor oral surgery into specialist led primary care settings at a reduced cost whilst providing care of the same or enhanced quality. One year of no triage (all referrals treated in secondary care) was followed by one-year of consultant led triage, which in turn was followed by year of peer-led triage. METHOD: A health economic evaluation of all patient referrals from 27 UK dental practices for oral surgery procedures. The follow-up is over a three-year period at hospital dental services in two general hospitals, one dental hospital, and a single specialist oral surgeon based in two primary care practices. The evaluation is a comparison of mean outcomes in the hospitals and in specialist primary care dental services between the study periods (i.e. periods with and without the triage system). The main outcomes of interest are mean NHS cost saving per referral (costs to the NHS and costs to broader society), proportion of diverted referrals, case-mix of referrals and patient reports of the quality of dentistry services received at their referral destination. RESULTS: The proportion of referrals diverted to specialist primary care was similar during both periods (45% under consultant-led triage and 43% under GDP-led triage). Statistically significant savings per referral diverted were found (£116.11 under consultant-led triage, £90.25 under GDP-led triage). There were no statistically significant changes in the case-mix of referrals. Cost savings varied according to the coding (and hence tariff) of referred cases by the provider hospitals. Patients reported similarly high levels of satisfaction scores for treatment in specialist primary care and secondary care settings. CONCLUSIONS: Implementation of electronic referral management in primary care, when combined with triage, led to appropriate diversions to specialist primary care. Although cost savings were realised by referral diversion these savings are dependent on the particular tariff allocation (coding) practices of provider hospitals.


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Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Bucais , Triagem , Análise Custo-Benefício , Odontólogos , Humanos , Atenção Primária à Saúde , Papel Profissional , Encaminhamento e Consulta
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34360280

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Patients with special needs (SNPs) include individuals who are disabled due to physical limitations, medical complications, developmental problems, and cognitive impairments. SNPs may be at an increased risk of oral diseases throughout their lifetime. These patients have difficulties in accessing traditional dental studios or clinics. Moreover, orodental problems may cause local and generalized infections, leading to worrisome complications when not properly treated. In this paper, we describe the preliminary experience of treating dental problems in a series of nine hospitalized patients with special needs. This innovative protocol at the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital (Rome, Italy) provides an introduction to a portable dental unit in order to perform oral care for hospitalized patients at the bedside. A multidisciplinary team composed of pediatric dentists, dental hygienists, nursing staff, and the patient's case manager was involved in the operative protocol. The SNPs described were affected by congenital heart or oncohematological diseases and neurodisabilities, and they were all hospitalized for different reasons: Open heart surgery, chemotherapy, organ transplantation, and rehabilitation. The oral evaluation was mandatory for ruling out or treating problems that could cause complications. Dental extractions, caries and fracture fillings, sealing, and oral hygiene procedures were performed at the bedside of the patients in the reference unit of their pediatric hospital. The results of this protocol confirm the feasibility of dental procedures at patients' bedside with portable dental units, encourage implementation of their use, and may represent an actionable model for oral care management in hospitalized SNPs.


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Pessoas com Deficiência , Hospitais Pediátricos , Criança , Assistência Odontológica , Odontólogos , Humanos , Itália/epidemiologia , Cidade de Roma
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Br Dent J ; 231(3): 163-168, 2021 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34385643

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Periodontal disease is considered to increase in prevalence around adolescence, owing to pubertal hormonal changes, early presentation in at-risk individuals and the challenges in maintaining patient motivation at this age. Adolescence provides the ideal stage of dental development for orthodontic assessment. Active periodontal disease can increase tooth mobility during orthodontic treatment. Therefore, it is essential that children and adolescents have appropriate and timely periodontal screening before commencing orthodontic treatment. The British Society of Periodontology and the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry recommend a modified Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE) assessing index teeth for paediatric patients.This paper will summarise the recommended paediatric periodontal assessment and review a case which highlights the need for routine periodontal examination of orthodontic patients, by both general dental practitioners and orthodontists, to identify patients at risk for periodontal disease. The modified BPE for this younger cohort is simple and allows for rapid screening of periodontal disease. Where it is needed, further detailed examination and treatment can then be initiated to prevent exacerbation of an existing problem.


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Odontólogos , Doenças Periodontais , Adolescente , Criança , Humanos , Doenças Periodontais/diagnóstico , Índice Periodontal , Periodontia , Papel Profissional
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Br Dent J ; 231(3): 169-175, 2021 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34385644

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The ability to provide high-quality complete dentures is a key skill for the general dental practitioner. The introduction of new implant attachments and dental technologies has opened the possibility of a wide variety of treatment options when considering implant-supported overdentures (ISODs).A thorough understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of ISODs is essential to ensuring appropriate treatment planning, consent and maintenance. Part one of this paper discussed the role of ISODs and the different attachment systems available. This second part will explore the relevant treatment planning considerations and maintenance requirements.


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Implantes Dentários , Revestimento de Dentadura , Prótese Dentária Fixada por Implante , Odontólogos , Retenção de Dentadura , Humanos , Mandíbula , Papel Profissional
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J Hist Dent ; 69(1): 69, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34383638

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Very few "Dentist AND Cupper" trade cards are known and this is the only illustrated one known to the authors. "Mr. Glissan, Dentist and Cupper, 147 Blackfriars Road, (London), Teeth extracted for the Poor Gratuitously." Above the text and in the center is a eight-sided brass boxed scarificator. Developed in the 18th century as a more humane and efficient instrument for bloodletting than lancets or fleams, scarificators had multiple blades that shot out with the press of a spring-loaded lever creating an instantaneous series of parallel cuts in the skin of the patient. After the cuts were made a warm glass cup (to create a vacuum) was applied to drain blood. Two of these cups are pictured on each side of the scarificator. A mandible to the left and a maxilla to the right are also pictured. An explanation of the ancient procedure of cupping can be accessed at: https://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/cupping-therapy#1 (accessed 30 October 2020). Mr. Glessan's offer of free extractions for the poor is not unknown but seldom found on early dentist's trade cards.


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Ciências Humanas , Mandíbula , Sangria , Odontólogos , Humanos , Maxila
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34428886

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Dental autotransplantation (DAT) is a surgical procedure in which a donor's tooth is extracted and transplanted from one site to another in the same person. This treatment modality has received considerable attention worldwide in recent years due to its potential advantages over implants. A survey-based study evaluated dentists' attitudes towards and practice of DAT in Damascus, Syria from September to December 2020. We asked respondents whether they considered this treatment modality when developing treatment plans and whether they view it viable. Only 73 of the 258 respondents (28.3%) stated that they considered DAT as a treatment option. Additionally, 153 respondents (59.3%) either did not view DAT as a viable treatment option or did not know whether it is viable. DAT was underestimated and underused among Syrian dentists. Given this gap in real-world knowledge and practice, academic dental institutions in Syria should place a greater focus on emerging evidence-based knowledge and protocols regarding this treatment option.


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Atitude do Pessoal de Saúde , Odontólogos , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Humanos , Inquéritos e Questionários , Síria , Transplante Autólogo
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PLoS One ; 16(8): e0256092, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34437580

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The state of São Paulo, Brazil, where more than 94.000 dentists are currently registered, has become the epicenter of COVID-19 in Latin America. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on dentists in this state. A semi-structured questionnaire was sent via e-mail to 93.280 dentists with active registration in the Dental Council of São Paulo (CROSP). The impact of COVID-19 pandemic was assessed through questions related to demographic, socioeconomic, dental practice characteristics and personal protective equipment (PPE) use. Ordinal logistic regression analysis was performed to investigate the association between all the variables (p<0.05). Over 8 days, 2113 responses were received. Only 26.52% of the sample reported a low-income reduction (from 0-10%), while the majority of dentists reported a more negative financial impact, 35.6% with a reduction of more than 50% of their monthly income. Dentists who worked in the private sector and at the capital had a greater financial impact when compared to those of the public sector and countryside of the state (p<0.05). Furthermore, about 83% reported not having received any specific training to control the transmission of coronavirus in the health area. This study provides evidence of the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the routine of dentists in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Hopefully, this study will help dental and other health care professionals to better understand the consequences of disease in dental settings and strengthen preparedness throughout the dental health care system.


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COVID-19/epidemiologia , Odontólogos/psicologia , Adulto , Brasil/epidemiologia , COVID-19/patologia , COVID-19/virologia , Odontólogos/economia , Feminino , Humanos , Renda , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Equipamento de Proteção Individual , SARS-CoV-2/isolamento & purificação , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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Aust Health Rev ; 45(4): 407-410, 2021 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34334157

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Tooth decay and gum disease, the main dental diseases affecting Australians, can cause pain and deformity as well as affecting eating and speech. Dental practitioners are efficient and effective in relieving dental pain, and they can effectively restore oral function. There is good evidence that better health care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients are associated with care from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals. Unfortunately, the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the dental practitioner workforce is very low. We argue that a strategic approach, along with additional investment, is needed to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people qualified as dental practitioners.


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Odontólogos , Mão de Obra em Saúde , Austrália , Humanos , Grupo com Ancestrais Oceânicos , Papel Profissional
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Br Dent J ; 231(3): 187-190, 2021 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34385650

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating health, economic and social impact on the UK health services. The learning from redeployment demonstrated that dental professionals can be rapidly integrated into the wider healthcare system, but the challenge is how this can be sustained in the future. This is an opportunity for dental training to be incorporated into a more integrated model of care, and this article outlines a collaboration between NHS England and NHS Improvement, Health Education England and Local Dental Networks to establish a novel training opportunity. This Assistant Dentist Integrated Care Pilot Programme has provided retention of dentists within areas of unmet need and introduced innovative opportunities for dental workforce transformation.


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COVID-19 , Prestação Integrada de Cuidados de Saúde , Odontólogos , Educação em Odontologia , Humanos , Pandemias , SARS-CoV-2
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Prim Dent J ; 10(2): 69-72, 2021 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34353153

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Professionalism is an ubiquitous word in dentistry. Whilst we often feel we have an innate understanding of it, there is no single clear definition as to what professionalism in dentistry really means. Therefore, how can we truly comprehend what is expected of us? This article aims to explore current literature regarding professionalism and provide some clarity as to what this means with regards to dentistry in the United Kingdom. Guidance from the General Dental Council's (GDC) document Preparing for Practice1 breaks professionalism into four categories: (1) patients and the public, (2) ethical and legal, (3) teamwork, and (4) development of self and others. Investigation into each of these categories alongside the GDC's most recent study Professionalism: A Mixed-Methods Research Study2 enables an unambiguous view of professionalism in dentistry from the GDC's perspective. Whilst the GDC's Preparing for Practice and Professionalism: A Mixed-Methods Research Study are good starting points in improving our understanding of professionalism, it is still very much open to interpretation by the individual, owing to lack of a clear-cut definition. Overall, professionalism remains a vague and poorly defined concept in dentistry.


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Odontólogos , Profissionalismo , Humanos , Reino Unido
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