Special Issue "Changing Dental Profession – Modern Forms and Challenges in Dental Practice"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Oral Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.
Interests: restorative dentistry; endodontics; hypnosis; oral epidemiology; health services research
Interests: community dentistry; oral epidemiology; public health; cariology; oral health prevention; pediatric dentistry
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In the last two decades, an increasing trend toward new forms of dental practice has been observed. Although the classic model of a dental practice with only one dentist is still the most common form of practice internationally, requirements and political conditions have changed enormously. The choice of the practice model and the form of professional practice offer young dentists several options, e.g., being a self-employed intrapreneur or being an employee in one of the practice forms or working in the public health sector or in industry. Expectations for the future career of students and young dentists are diverse, with the oral health care sector shifting due to factors such as financial investors opening many large dental centers, increasing numbers of employed dentists, a possible oversupply in urban and undersupply in rural areas, and a shortage or emigration of skilled personnel. Furthermore, technical and professional challenges associated with progress through research, new fields such as artificial intelligence and big data, sustainability and green dentistry, teledentistry, the cross-border use of services, and digital transformation in health care contribute to change. These factors can influence dentists, people working in the oral health care sector, and even patients. A reorganization of public and private dental care providers’ activities might be required.
Papers addressing these topics are invited to this Special Issue, including protocol papers on dental personnel modification strategies, and surveys on awareness and modification of behaviors by patients and dentists. These influences should be analyzed, and approaches to solutions and support for the next generation of dentists should be developed.
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Prof. Dr. Guglielmo Campus
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- changing dental profession
- artificial intelligence
- future career prospects
- green dentistry
- modern forms of practice
- oral health policy
- young dentists