The primary aim of this observational survey study was to assess patients’ attitudes toward clinical dental practice during the COVID-19 pandemic; the secondary aim was to evaluate patients’ attitudes towards oral health by maintaining an appropriate lifestyle and oral hygiene at home. The questionnaire was developed using Google Forms. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: Part A—geographic, demographic, and personal data; Part B—patients’ attitude toward oral health selfcare and lifestyle; Part C—patients’ attitude toward dental practice. This survey, conducted during the months of November and December 2020, enrolled 1135 subjects throughout Italy. All data were statistically analyzed. COVID-19 has changed patients’ approach to dental procedures. Most of the people interviewed lived in families, and their greatest fear was infecting a family member. Restrictive measures forced people to stay at home, which led to an increased consumption of various types of food, including cariogenic foods. People said they felt safe when they went to the dentist, but they also paid special attention to measures to prevent contagion. Among the measures that should be introduced in similar situations in the future, people wanted telemedicine, a phone recall, and the possible use of video clips for home oral care instructions

How did the COVID-19 pandemic effect dental patients? An Italian observational survey study / Nardi, Gianna Maria; Grassi, Roberta; Grassi, Felice Roberto; Di Giorgio, Roberto; Guerra, Fabrizio; Ottolenghi, Livia; Acito, Giovanna; Basari, Nasrin; Bisegna, Simone; Chiavistelli, Lorella; Cimarossa, Roberta; Colavito, Arcangela; Figlia, Luigina; Gabrielli, Claudio; Sabatini, Silvia; Jedliński, Maciej; Mazur, Marta. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - 9:12(2021). [10.3390/healthcare9121748]

How did the COVID-19 pandemic effect dental patients? An Italian observational survey study

Nardi, Gianna Maria
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Di Giorgio, Roberto;Guerra, Fabrizio;Ottolenghi, Livia;Chiavistelli, Lorella;Sabatini, Silvia;Mazur, Marta
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2021

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The primary aim of this observational survey study was to assess patients’ attitudes toward clinical dental practice during the COVID-19 pandemic; the secondary aim was to evaluate patients’ attitudes towards oral health by maintaining an appropriate lifestyle and oral hygiene at home. The questionnaire was developed using Google Forms. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: Part A—geographic, demographic, and personal data; Part B—patients’ attitude toward oral health selfcare and lifestyle; Part C—patients’ attitude toward dental practice. This survey, conducted during the months of November and December 2020, enrolled 1135 subjects throughout Italy. All data were statistically analyzed. COVID-19 has changed patients’ approach to dental procedures. Most of the people interviewed lived in families, and their greatest fear was infecting a family member. Restrictive measures forced people to stay at home, which led to an increased consumption of various types of food, including cariogenic foods. People said they felt safe when they went to the dentist, but they also paid special attention to measures to prevent contagion. Among the measures that should be introduced in similar situations in the future, people wanted telemedicine, a phone recall, and the possible use of video clips for home oral care instructions
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