By means of a brief online questionnaire with 12 statements about the organisation, quality and impact of oral care in the Netherlands, the readers of the Netherlands Journal of Dentistry (NTVT) were asked to express their opinions on a number of important subjects concerning oral care in the Netherlands with respect to health economic matters. A total of 237 readers (61% men, 39% women) completed the online questionnaire. 70% of them were working as dentists and had been active in a practice for between 31 and 40 years. According to the study, a shift from curing to prevention was considered to be necessary. Most of the respondents also thought inequality in oral health in the Netherlands is increasing and people avoid going to the dentist due to the associated costs. In conclusion, most oral care providers appear to be reasonably positive about Dutch oral care. Attention for prevention, appreciation of oral health and the reduction of inequality in oral care continue to be necessary.
|7 juni 2019
|Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 126 - editie 6 - juni 2019; 317-323