A research by Western College researchers Rocco Cheuk and Dr. Abbas Jessani exhibits solely 49 per cent of dentists in Ontario used teledentistry to offer care to sufferers through the pandemic.
The research was revealed in BMC Oral Well being and primarily based on a Schulich Dentistry Analysis Alternative Program (SDROP) venture by Cheuk, a third-year undergraduate scholar at Schulich College of Medication & Dentistry, and supervised by Jessani. The research additionally discovered “nearly 54 per cent reported an absence of curiosity as the most typical purpose for not utilizing teledentistry,” based on Western Information.
Different attention-grabbing details to return out of the analysis embrace:
- feminine dental professionals have been extra prone to adapt teledentistry
- 13 per cent of dentists utilizing teledentistry had adopted it earlier than the pandemic
- survey respondents agreed teledentistry is a good device for educating sufferers about therapy