A examine by Western College researchers Rocco Cheuk and Dr. Abbas Jessani reveals solely 49 per cent of dentists in Ontario used teledentistry to offer care to sufferers in the course of the pandemic.
The examine was revealed in BMC Oral Well being and based mostly on a Schulich Dentistry Analysis Alternative Program (SDROP) venture by Cheuk, a third-year undergraduate pupil at Schulich College of Drugs & Dentistry, and supervised by Jessani. The examine additionally discovered “virtually 54 per cent reported a scarcity of curiosity as the most typical purpose for not utilizing teledentistry,” in keeping with Western Information.
Different attention-grabbing info to come back out of the analysis embody:
- feminine dental professionals have been extra more likely to adapt teledentistry
- 13 per cent of dentists utilizing teledentistry had adopted it earlier than the pandemic
- survey respondents agreed teledentistry is a good instrument for educating sufferers about remedy