Dental Care Provision In Private Clinics: An Introductory Explanation For Dental Manpower Estimation And Dentistry Educational Needs Assessment

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B Shariati 1 , * , F Farzadi 2 , H Hosseini Toudashki 3 , S Pileroudi 4

1 Assistant Professor, Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

2 Assistant Professor, Health Services Management Department, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research.

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

4 Senior Experts, Health Network Expansion Unit, Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

How to Cite: Shariati B, Farzadi F, Hosseini Toudashki H, Pileroudi S. Dental Care Provision In Private Clinics: An Introductory Explanation For Dental Manpower Estimation And Dentistry Educational Needs Assessment, J Med Edu. 2005 ; 6(2):e105153. doi: 10.22037/jme.v6i2.762.

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Journal of Medical Education: 6 (2); e105153
Published Online: February 28, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 25, 2009
Accepted: February 28, 2009
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Abstract

Background: Having an estimate of needed workforce is necessary for workforce planning. Time and work study is a means to provide basic data in this regard.Purpose: To determine delivery time for common type of dental care, dentists’ working time in Tehran.Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the general dentists who work in private clinics in Tehran. 100 dentists were chosen randomly. They filled out a self-administered questionnaire. In order todetermine the time spent on each service by the dentists, the median was calculated as the central index.Results: The list of dental treatments was determined by median time to deliver each of them. The useful working time was 90000 minutes for each dentist during a year.Conclusion: The results of this study can be used in estimating dental workforce and reforming dental educational programs.

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