Quality of life and patient satisfaction difference on conventional root care maintenance by dental rofession students, conservative dentistry residents, and conservative dentistry specialist


Background: Patients are important factors that can provide an assessment of the quality of health care received. One of the dental health care is root canal treatment. Complete root canal treatment is primarily to form perceptions of service quality and also influence the level of patient satisfaction. Purpose: To determine differences in quality of life and patient satisfaction after receiving conventional root canal treatment from dental profession students, conservative dentistry residents, and conservative dentistry specialists at Universitas Airlangga Hospital. Methods: Quality of life assessment was carried out using an Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) instrument with 7 conceptual dimensions which were then modified for endodontic concepts. For assessing the quality of health services, measured through the level of satisfaction with care on a numerical scale. Results: The results obtained varied by group, according to 7 indicators of quality of life and 6 indicators of satisfaction observed. Kruskal Wallis test to determine the relationship between quality of life and patient satisfaction has a significance value of p <0.05. The Mann-Whitney follow-up test for the quality of life showed a value of p <0.05 between professional students, residents, and specialists, and p> 0.05 between residents and specialists. Mann-Whitney’s follow-up test for satisfaction showed a value of p <0.05. Conclusion: There were differences in quality of life and patient satisfaction after conventional root canal treatment between dental profession students, conservative dentistry residents, and conservative dentistry specialists at Dental and Oral Hospital Universitas Airlangga.


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