Perception, Attitude & Barriers Amongst Dentists Using Digital and Electronic Technology

Authors

  • Muhammad Jamal Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad
  • Hania Abouzer Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad
  • Urooj Sajjad Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad
  • Manahil Rahat Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad
  • Ishtiaq Ahmad Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad
  • Jamal Ahad Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47489/pszmc8573642630

Keywords:

Perception, Attitude, electronic technology, digital technology

Abstract

Introduction: In recent decades, digital technologies have become increasingly essential in dentistry, continuing the field's long-standing necessity of cutting-edge technology and innovation.

Aims & Objectives: The objective of the study was to determine the perception and attitude of dentists towards the use of digital and electronic technology.

Place and duration of study: Islamabad Dental Hospital from April to Sep 2020.

Material & Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted amongst 429 practicing dentists having more than 10 years of clinical experience. The questionnaire was distributed Those who are proficient with digital technology were sent the questionnaire electronically, while those who are not were given a printed copy. The data from the filled forms was then compiled in a spreadsheet. The data was analyzed using IBM-SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Studies) Version 22. P-Value < 0.05 was taken as significant.

Results: Out of 800 distributed questionnaires, 429 completed questionnaires were received with a response rate of 54%. 145 respondents (33.8%) were 98.8% (n=424) demonstrated acceptance towards digital photography, 99.5% (n=427) were ready to utilize digital radiography, electronic or virtual models was appreciated by 97.7% (n=419. 138 (32%) of them thought it required proper technical training, 43 (10%) showed lack of comfort with the technology and 36 (8%) experienced lack of inter-doctor co-operation.

Conclusion: While the vast majority of dentists see digital and electronic technologies as helpful for their work, many have noted challenges to more widespread adoption.

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Published

2022-10-27

How to Cite

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Jamal M, Abouzer H, Sajjad U, Rahat M, Ahmad I, Ahad J. Perception, Attitude &amp; Barriers Amongst Dentists Using Digital and Electronic Technology. Proceedings S.Z.M.C [Internet]. 2022Oct.27 [cited 2022Dec.9];36(4):26-30. Available from: http://proceedings-szmc.org.pk/index.php/szmc/article/view/287