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bashardoust N, Mahjoub Khatibani S P, Gholamhossein Zadeh A, Sarfaraz A H, moghassem hamidi F. Research Paper: Parental assessment of access and barriers to oral and dental health services in the elementry school children in Rasht. 3dj 2020; 9 (3) :1-6
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1- Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
2- Dental Sciences Research Center, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
3- Dentist
4- Postgraduate Student of Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
Abstract:   (328 Views)
Introduction:Equal access and distribution of services among all people is one of the main objectives of health services and patient satisfaction is an important factor in evaluating these objectives. This study aims to investigate the access and satisfaction of elementary school children to dental services in Rasht.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, first, we divided different areas of the city into three regions, and  by a simple random sampling method  selected  one school among  the schools in each region.. Data were collected in the questionnaire. The statistical analysis was performed using  SPSS software version 24. Significant  p value was set at 0.05.
Results: In this study, 78% of study subjects had access to dental care and 22.1% faced barriers. High cost of dental treatments and dental fears were the main barriers. 55/9% of parents were satisfied with the dental care provided.
Conclusion:It is concluded that the access of elementry school children to dental services in Rasht is easy and the most important obstacle is child fear of dentistry and high dental costs.

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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2020/06/23 | Accepted: 2020/08/1 | Published: 2020/08/1

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