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Master Thesis

Relations entre les médecins généralistes et les chirurgiens dentistes

Abstract : Health system actors coordination around the patient to improve his management, to optimize ressources and to save money is a motor to improve our health system today. General practice and dentistry take part to this evolution. There are many interactions between odontology and general practice and many studies have showed that closer relationships between dentists and general practitioners can improve patients’ acceptance and care.Though relations between general practitioners and most specialists and surgeons are close and help to a global and coordinate patient management, the same dynamic is not found in the general practitioners dentists relationships.To study these connexions, we carried a qualitative study. We conducted individual semi-structured interviews with dentists and general practitioners from Cergy Pontoise. Most practitioners are satisfied with their rare relationships. Dentists frequently initiate contacts but general practitioners are more and more frequently consulted for dental problems. Many practitioners notice gaps in their training. Finally, different specialties remain partitioned in their practice, training and in patients’ minds.The development of ways of practice and of new communication ways should increase partnership between general practitioners and dentists. Though, these developments are not enough to solve all problems to a better communication and some work should also be done uphill to improve initial education and start relationships from this step on.
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Florence Bontemps. Relations entre les médecins généralistes et les chirurgiens dentistes. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2014. ⟨dumas-01113981⟩



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