Awareness of Teledentistry Amongst Dental Professionals in India Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. A Cross-Sectional Study


  • Pacific Dental College and Research Center, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Gujarat University, Department of Prosthodontics, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380013, India
  • Dental Concept, Guwahati, Consultant Endodontist, Guwahati, Assam, India
  • Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Girdih, Dental Surgeon, Jharkhand, India
  • Inderprastha Dental College & Hospital, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, New Delhi, India
  • Conquer Hospital, Consultant Periodontist, Andhra Pradesh, India


Background: COVID-19 has become a crisis across the country these days, which likewise changed living of individual to entity contact and its spread. There the presentation of Teledentistry will be the solitary solution that will have the option to treat patients quickly and expertly. Aim: The current study aims to assess the awareness of dental professionals towards teledentistry during COVID-19 crisis in India. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was conceded on over all 142 dentists. A self-organized, close-ended questionnaire containing 20 questions was appropriately assembled and distributed. Data collected from the survey was examined in terms of frequency (yes/no). One Way Anova test was used to exemplify statistical variances and result came as significant at p < 0.05. Results: The responses from specialist dental professionals (with or without practicing) responded (57%) and dentist working in a private sector (68%) having clinical experience of about 5-10 years (36%). Conclusion: Dentists were well aware of this advanced technique and due to feasibility, most of them were ready to practice it in future.


COVID-19, Dentist, Teledentistry

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