“How do dentists prefer to deliver preventative advice and treatment?”
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is encouraging dentists to give a few minutes of their time to participate in international research on the profession’s attitudes and preferences towards delivering preventive oral health advice and dental treatment.
Primary care dentists in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands are invited to answer two short questionnaires, which have been developed as part of the EU-funded Added Value for Oral Healthcare (ADVOCATE) project (http://www.advocateoralhealth.com/) which aims to encourage a preventative approach in dentistry.
The attitudes questionnaire aims to capture dentists’ beliefs and experiences around delivering preventative care to adult patients.
The preferences questionnaire asks them to consider clinical scenarios in which photographs and radiographs of patients of a given age and caries risk level are presented, and then choose one of two treatment options.
The surveys will close in early March, and do not request any personal data.