IMPACT OF CORONA VIRUS DISEASE PANDEMIC ON DENTAL PRACTICE IN PAKISTAN

  • Farzeen Tanwir Professor, Post doc (Canada), Post doc, PhD(KI,Sweden),C.Orth(USA), BDS, Periodontology Department, Bahria University of Health Sciences, Pakistan.
  • Tauqeer Bibi Assistant Professor, BDS,MSC, Periodontology Department, Bahria University of Health Sciences, Pakistan.
  • Bushra Ijaz BDS, Periodontology Department, Bahria University of Health Sciences, Pakistan.
  • Fatima Israr BDS,MDS, Dental clinic Karachi
  • Ahmed Bin Khalid Khan Assistant Professor, BDS,MSC, Periodontology Department, Bahria University of Health Sciences, Pakistan.
  • Nabeel Hafeez
  • Chander Kumar
  • Faisal Fahim
Keywords: Covid19, Dental professionals, Financial Destabilization, Global Covid catastrophe, Post Covid impact

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this article is to appreciate the effect of pandemic drawn on different clinical practices of all clinical specialties working in both the public/private academic institutes and private setups in Karachi, Pakistan.

Methodology: In this cross sectional study, comprising data set of 204 dentists who full filled the eligibility criteria. Data for this study were collected through an online questionnaire. The sample size was calculated using Open Epi version 3.01, two sided confidence interval was set at 5%.(95% confidence level) open source calculator—SS.

Result: The mean age (±SD) was 28.4 (±5.760), sexual orientation: female 126 (±66.1), male 78 (±31.6). Individuals belonging to the Covid -19 risk group: yes responses were 130 (±68.4), no 74 (±31.6).Out of all 130 (±69.0%) were practicing general dentistry as compare to others, doing specialized practice.

Conclusion: Most studies show deep deteriorating impacts on public/private dental sector during Covid. Everyone had to make necessary alterations in the daily routine to observe SOPs laid down by Government both at hospital and Outpatient settings. The pandemic directly influenced the work activities part and parceled with enormous financial destabilization for dental professionals.

Published
2024-06-30
How to Cite
Farzeen Tanwir, Tauqeer Bibi, Bushra Ijaz, Fatima Israr, Ahmed Bin Khalid Khan, Nabeel Hafeez, Chander Kumar, & Faisal Fahim. (2024). IMPACT OF CORONA VIRUS DISEASE PANDEMIC ON DENTAL PRACTICE IN PAKISTAN. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 44(2), 4-11. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/787
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