Original Article

An overview of the knowledge, perception and experience of dentists about the utilization of teledentistry as a dental care media in Makassar, Indonesia

Rasmidar Samad , Burhanuddin D. Pasiga, Nursyamsi Nursyamsi, Alex Aryanto

Rasmidar Samad
Department of Public Dental Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia. Email: hscrp.samad@gmail.com

Burhanuddin D. Pasiga
Department of Public Dental Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Nursyamsi Nursyamsi
Department of Public Dental Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Alex Aryanto
Department of Public Dental Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: December 01, 2021 | Cite this Article
Samad, R., Pasiga, B., Nursyamsi, N., Aryanto, A. 2021. An overview of the knowledge, perception and experience of dentists about the utilization of teledentistry as a dental care media in Makassar, Indonesia. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 6(3): 180-183. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v6i3.1251


Objective: To describe the characteristics, knowledge, perceptions and experiences of dentists regarding the use of teledentistry in Makassar, Indonesia.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey with 87 dentists in Makassar as respondents. The service was carried out by distributing questionnaires in the form of statements and questions regarding the use of teledentistry as a dental care medium. This study used univariate analysis.

Results: Most of the respondents were aged 31-40 years (43.7%) and 71.3% of the respondents were women. As many as 60.9% of respondents have good knowledge about the use of teledentistry. As many as 80.5% of respondents have a good perception of the use of teledentistry. As many as 58.6% of respondents have no experience in using teledentistry.

Conclusion: Generally dentists in Makassar already have a good knowledge in understanding teledentistry as utilization. dental care media. Generally dentists in Makassar have a good perception in interpreting the use of teledentistry as dental care media. Most of the dentists have no experience in the use of teledentistry as dental care media.

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