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Répercussions de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur le chirurgien-dentiste et le cabinet dentaire

Abstract : Dental practices are highly subjects to Covid-19 infection due to specificity of care procedures. They have been closed during the first lockdown and needed to implement preventing measures of cross-infections. The main purpose of our study was to determine the impact of sanitary crisis due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in France on dental practices and its dentists. We carried out a cross-sectional study. The source population is based on dentists in activity on January 1st, 2020. Upon 330 participants, 224 completed it until the post-lockdown period. Average age was 46% years old and 37% of participants were women. Before lockdown, dentists evaluated their stress level at 5 in median and mentioned some overwork, and management difficulties of the practice and its employees. After the lockdown, they evaluated their stress level at 6 in median which was related to the financial balance of the practice, the preventive requirements of cross infection and the fear to bring Covid-19 home. Following this pandemic, 73.7% of participants modified their professional practice, among which 30.9% reduce their planning and increase the duration of their appointments. Health crisis had major repercussions on dental practices and dentists which lead to structural changes in their operations and supplementary stress.
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Martin François Paul Gille. Répercussions de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur le chirurgien-dentiste et le cabinet dentaire. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2021. ⟨dumas-03451652⟩



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