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Volume 7, Issue 2 (summer 2021)                   JMIS 2021, 7(2): 38-46 | Back to browse issues page

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Jalili Sadrabad M, Sardarifard Moghadam L, Ghorbani R, Salehi Zeinabadi M, Sohanian S. A Survey of the Awareness of Patients, Physicians and Dentists in the city of Semnan towards the fields of the Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine Specialists. JMIS. 2021; 7 (2) :38-46
URL: http://jmis.hums.ac.ir/article-1-277-en.html
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dental, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.
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Aim: The field of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine is a relatively young specialty and in this study we evaluated the knowledge of Physicians, Dentists and Patients towards the fields of activity of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine in Semnan.
Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, a questionnaire in various fields related to Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine Specialty designed and after confirming the reliability and validity, provided to 400 adult literate patients referred to Semnan Dental School and Kowsar Hospital, General Practitioners, Specialist Physicians, General Dentists and Specialist Dentists. The sampling method was census and software used for statistical analysis was SPSS with different data analysis methods including Kolmroof-Smirnov, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and Chi-square tests being used with a significant level of 5%.
Results: Analyzed data showed that Patients in the field of treatment plan and referral (25%), General Practitioners and Specialist Dentists in the field of diseases (34.25%, 31.8% respectively) and Salivary gland tumors (9.15%, 15.9% respectively), Specialist Physicians in the field of Oral Surgery (22.1%), General Dentists in the field of Dental services to medically compromised patients (33%) had the least awareness.
Conclusion: In conclusion, special attention should be paid to the future educational planning for each target group, in the field which has the least awareness.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2021/02/10 | Accepted: 2021/07/1 | Published: 2021/07/1

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