|مجال التميز||تميز دراسي وبحثي|
|عنوان البحث:||.Oral health-related quality of life and satisfaction of edentulous patients using conventional complete dentures and implant-retained overdentures: An umbrella systematic review|
|رابط إلى البحث:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30875108/|
|موجز عن البحث:||Background: Loss of teeth has a negative influence on essential oral functions. It is important to understand edentulous patients’ perceptions about the impacts of treatment options on their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and satisfaction. Aims To appraise the systematic reviews (with/without meta-analysis) that investigate the impacts of complete conventional dentures (CCDs) and/or implant-retained overdentures (IRODs) on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and satisfaction among edentulous patients. Methods The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) methodology for conduct of an umbrella systematic review was followed. Three database systems were used: Medline, Google Scholar and Cochrane Library. PROSPERO was searched for ongoing or recently completed systematic reviews. The reviews must report OHRQoL and patients’ satisfaction as outcomes. Results : A total of eight reviews were included in data synthesis (six were systematic reviews without meta-analysis, one was systematic review with meta-analysis, and one was meta-analysis). The level of evidence of all included reviews based on the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network ranged between 1+ and 1−. Conclusion : The results of this umbrella systematic review demonstrate the superiority of using IRODs compared with CCDs on the OHRQoL and patients’ satisfaction outcomes. However, this positive impact is more accentuated when patients demand implant treatment or cannot adapt to CCDs treatment. Financial factors and adaptive capability indeed affect patient tolerance to both treatment modalities.|
|عنوان البحث:||Identifying Risk Factors Affecting the Usage of Digital and Social Media: A Preliminary Qualitative Study in the Dental Profession and Dental Education|
|رابط إلى البحث:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34066871/|
|موجز عن البحث:||Aims: This study aimed to identify the risk factors of using DSM to provide an insight into the inherent implications this has on dental professionals in practice and trainee professionals’ education. Materials and methods: Twenty-one participants (10 dental professionals and 11 undergraduate and postgraduate dental students) participated in this qualitative study using semi-structured interviews in a dental school in the UK. The interviews were analysed and categorised into themes, some of which were identified from previous literature (e.g., privacy and psychological risks) and others emerged from the data (e.g., deceptive and misleading information). Results: The thematic analysis of interview transcripts identified nine perceived risk themes. Three themes were associated with the use of DSM in the general context, and six themes were related to the use of DSM in professional and education context. Conclusions: This study provided evidence to understand the risk factors of using DSM in dental education and the profession, but the magnitude of these risks on the uptake and usefulness of DSM needs to be assessed.|
|عنوان البحث:||Can Undergraduate Dental Education be Online and Virtual During the COVID-19 Era? Clinical Training as a Crucial Element of Practical Competencies|
|رابط إلى البحث:||https://www.mededpublish.org/Manuscripts/3585|
|موجز عن البحث:||The COVID-19 pandemic has brought ample challenges to clinical dental education all over the world. Dental schools had to adopt diverse strategies as a result of the exceptional circumstances, to provide a safe environment for their students, faculties, and patients. Despite the broad implementation of innovative educational tools in the form of blended learning, virtual reality simulators (VRS), and virtual learning environment, dental students expressed their willingness to restore on-site practical lessons, developing their clinical skills with patients’ presence.
It is believed that undergraduate dental education (UDE) during post COVID-19 pandemic lock-down might require substantial organisational changes, adequate adjustments of dental curricula and novel educational approaches in order to maintain a high level of UDE. This should be delivered by utilising the blended teaching methods, with core involvement of traditional clinical sessions and safety preventative measures arranged by dental faculties, allowing a safe return to dental schools for at least essential clinical sessions.
This personal view aims to emphasis the need for re-establishment and continuity of crucial clinical and practical dental training during ‘new normal’ dental education era, as an integrated and unique element of UDE, which can be only partially substituted by online learning programs.
|عنوان المؤتمر:||The 45th Association For Dental Education in Europe Conference|
|مكان الإنعقاد:||Berlin, Germany|
|طبيعة المشاركة:||تقديم ورقة علمية|
|عنوان المشاركة:||A mixed method study protocol: Assessing the risks of using digital and social media amongst dental professionals and dental students|
|ملخص المشاركة:||Abstract Background: With the rapid adoption of digital and social media (DSM), it is evident in the literature that DSM presents particular risks common to the general public and to dental professionals. However, literature in dentistry highlights certain risks that may only be attributed to dental professionals, such as functional and financial risks. There is a need for empirical studies to understand risks in using DSM as perceived by dental professionals, and students as members of the general public. Aims & Objectives: With the aim to study risks perceived by dental professionals (DPs) and dental students (DSs) in using DSM, two objectives are: – To identify different risk facets associated with using DSM by DSs and DPs; – To develop a survey instrument to qualify the level of perceived risks facets associated with social media usage. Materials and Methods: This is a mixed method study where data will be gathered through: – Individual interview with 12 DSs and 6 DPs followed by focus-group interviews with three groups of 3 DSs and 3 groups of 3 DPs. A semi-structured interview questionnaire will be designed from the related literature about the risks associated in using DSM both from general literature (e.g. e-commerce, education, healthcare, etc.) and dentistry. – Online survey to be conducted in two dental schools to. measure the level of perceived risks in using DSM from the different facets identified from the interviews. Results: Interview data will be analysed using thematic analysis and survey data using factor analysis. We hypothesise that DSs and DPs have different perceptions of risks in using DSM. Ethical approval (LRS-18/19-8867) has been granted by (tbc) Research Ethics Panel. Conclusions: This mixed method using semi-structured interview and survey instrument designed from risk given in previous literature will provide convincing empirical evidence to assess and understand differences in perception of risks in using DSM amongst DSs and DPs.|
|عنوان المؤتمر:||The international association for dental research conference (IADR) 2021|
|مكان الإنعقاد:||Boston, USA|
|طبيعة المشاركة:||تقديم ورقة علمية|
|عنوان المشاركة:||Dental Students and Professionals Perceived risks of using digital and social media|
|ملخص المشاركة:||Objectives This study aims to identify perceived risk factors [SR1] on using digital and social media (DSM) as perceived by dental students and dental professionals. Methods A cross-sectional survey study was conducted during the summer of 2020 among dental students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and dental professionals at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London in the UK.[NM3] Data were collected using a 38-item questionnaire developed using semi-structured interviews, experts’ evaluation and previous research on perceived risks of internet services and social media context. Risk factors were identified using Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) method and the internal consistency of the extracted factors on using DSM were determined by Cronbach’s α‐coefficient reliability test. Also, the overall agreement mean scores for the derived (extracted) factors were calculated to indicate higher agreement ratings for each factor (SPSS Version 27).P values <0.05 were considered significant. Results A total of (N=301) dental students and dental professionals returned the questionnaires. The EFA show that participants perceived eight risk factors: four factors associated with their professional use with acceptable Cronbach’s α = 0.833 and four factors related to their general use with satisfactory Cronbach’s α = 0.804. The professional risk factor with the highest agreement was the public deception and the profession reputation damage factor. With regards to the general risk factors, wasting time factor obtained the highest agreement ratings. Conclusion This study developed a validated perceived risk scale. It suggested that the identified perceived risks could influence dental students and dental professionals’ DSM adoption. Furthermore, the results highlighted more education and training are required to avoid public deception and profession reputation damage as well as breaching of patients confidentiality when using DSM.|