Dentists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Professional Behavior Toward the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multisite Survey of Dentists’ Perspectives
The Journal of the American Dental Association
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Background: COVID-19 continues to affect the dental community worldwide. The authors conducted a cross-sectional electronic study using a multisite survey to examine dentists’ knowledge, attitudes, and professional behavior toward COVID-19 and the affect on their livelihood. Methods: A questionnaire was circulated via e-mail and social media platforms to dentists in North America, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and Western Pacific regions. It covered demographic characteristics and questions about the COVID-19 outbreak related to dentists’ levels of comfort for preventive and safety measures, provision of treatment, affect on work, and financial implications. Responses were tabulated and analyzed by means of χ2 or Fisher exact test. Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to compare means... (See full abstract in article)
Dentist awareness; Dentist level of comfort; COVID-19; Personal protective equipment; N95 respirator; Affect on practice; Financial impact
Dental Public Health and Education | Dentistry
Bakaeen, L. G.,
Garcia, L. T.,
Khamis, A. H.,
Hamdan, A. M.,
Baqain, Z. H.
Dentists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Professional Behavior Toward the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multisite Survey of Dentists’ Perspectives.
The Journal of the American Dental Association, 152(1),