Patient Awareness of and Satisfaction with Infection Control in Dental Clinics

Ju Hee  Jo1   Min Kyung Kang1,*   

1Department of Dental Hygiene, Hanseo University, Seosan, 31962, Korea


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the perception of and satisfaction with dental infection management among dental health consumers and to determine the correlation between perception and satisfaction.Methods: From October 1st to 20th, 2020, a survey was conducted among 243 medical consumers with experience of visiting dentists. SPSS for Windows was used to perform the following statistical analyses: frequency analysis, independent t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, and Pearson's correlation coefficient.Results: The results showed that there was a relationship between perception of and satisfaction with dental infection management.Conclusion: To increase the intentional reuse of dental-care facilities by consumers, it is necessary to understand their level of recognition of and satisfaction with infection management. Therefore, continuous research on the actual conditions and perception of dental infection management by dental patients is required, and dental staff should be aware of the perception and satisfaction of dental medical consumers.

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