Study of Effective Dentists Communication with Laboratory Technicians in Removable Partial Prosthesis

Authors

  • YASMINA CHEIKH Faculty of Dentistry of Casablanca, University Hassan II, Casablanca
  • Badre. B Faculty of Dentistry, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Post code 21100, Morocco.
  • Khadija Faculty of Dentistry, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Post code 21100, Morocco.
  • Mohamed . Amine
  • Yahya
  • Pr KAOUN Faculty of Dentistry, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Post code 21100, Morocco.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2021.33959

Keywords:

Communication, Dental Technician, Dentist, Removable partial denture, Digital Dentistry

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the means of communication used between the dentist and the dental technician in the removable partial prosthesis and to identify the difficulties encountered by the practitioners.

Materials and methods: a descriptive study has conducted among a sample of 289 dentists in Casablanca, Morocco. The survey is a questionnaire of 18 questions created by the researchers for the needs of the present study. The exclusion criteria comprised retirees, replacements, pedodontists, and exclusive orthodontists. Dentists were informed about the objectives of the survey, and their oral consent was obtained. Throughout the study, anonymity and respect for the identity of the data have been ensured.

Results: The results of this study show inadequate communication between dentists and laboratory technicians, modern means of communication are still less used compared to the traditional methods like written prescriptions (98,1%) or phone (63,6%). The use of the CAD/CAM technology was estimated at (16,4%), in which the minority use it in RPDs (4,7%). Communication difficulties can lead the dentist to end the relationship with the technician (63%). Relationship difficulties are related to insufficient communication due to incomplete or poorly written instructions by the practitioner.

Conclusion: The quality of communication between dentist and laboratory technician is an essential component for the prosthetic project success. the training of dentists in communication with the dental technician and the use of new technologies is essential for good communication and better efficiency.

Author Biographies

Khadija, Faculty of Dentistry, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Post code 21100, Morocco.

Assistant Professor

Department of Removable Prosthodontics

Mohamed . Amine

Dentist, Private Practice. 

 

Yahya

Dentist, Private Practice.

Pr KAOUN, Faculty of Dentistry, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Post code 21100, Morocco.

Professor Department of Removable Prosthodontics

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Published

2021-01-06

How to Cite

CHEIKH, Y., BADRE, B., El. Assraoui, K., KARRAM, A., khechane, Y., & KAOUN, K. (2021). Study of Effective Dentists Communication with Laboratory Technicians in Removable Partial Prosthesis. I. J. Of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering-IJASRE (ISSN: 2454 - 8006), 7(1), 10-17. https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2021.33959