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dc.contributor.authorKajal, K.
dc.contributor.authorMohammadnezhad, Masoud
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-04T15:23:36Z
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-17T09:23:03Z
dc.date.available2023-04-04T15:23:36Z
dc.date.available2023-04-17T09:23:03Z
dc.date.issued2023-02
dc.identifier.citationKajal K and Mohammadnezhad M (2023) Applicable of teledentistry and digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic among dentists in Fiji: A qualitative study. Digital Health. 9: 1-8.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19401
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This research aims to explore the perception of dental officers (DOs) and dental managers (DMs) on the use of teledentistry and digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic in Fiji. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted among 30 DOs and 17 DMs. The study was conducted in private dental clinics, government dental clinics and the School of Dentistry and Oral Health clinic (SDOH), in the Central Division, Fiji that were selected randomly. The participants were selected using the purposive sampling method using the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data was collected through in-depth interviews via zoom using a self-developed semi-structure open-ended interview questionnaire. Manual thematic analysis of the data was conducted. Results: Five themes emerged from data analysis: utilization of teledentistry and media during the pandemic, usefulness of teledentistry, confidence with teledentistry and digital platforms-associated risks, digital platforms for record keeping, and teledentistry promotion and training. Teledentistry was mostly utilized by private practitioners and the oral surgery department. Practitioners were not in favour of teledentistry as they thought it was putting them at risk. Conclusion: Majority of DOs and DMs were not utilizing teledentistry except for a few private dental practitioners and the oral surgery department. Future research can be conducted in other divisions and include other healthcare professionals.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/20552076231159191en_US
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2023. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work as published without adaptation or alteration, without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).en_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectTeledentistryen_US
dc.subjectDigitalen_US
dc.subjectQualitative studyen_US
dc.subjectFijien_US
dc.titleApplicable of teledentistry and digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic among dentists in Fiji: A qualitative studyen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2023-02-04
dc.date.application2023-02-28
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY-NC-NDen_US
dc.date.updated2023-04-04T15:23:38Z
refterms.dateFOA2023-04-17T09:25:56Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccessen_US


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