Perspectives on Dental Services of the Populace in the Epidemic of Corona Virus (COVID-19) Thakhantho District, Kalasin Province

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The qualitative research aimed to study the perspective on dental service of the populace in the epidemic of Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Thakhantho district, Kalasin province. The samples were 12 participations who selected with purposive sampling divided 2 groups (access to dental service group and fear of dental service group). The data collected with the in-depth interview by face-to-face and audio recorded. The content data analyzed by thematic analysis.

The results reflected of who access to dental service and those who have oral problems but do not access to dental services in the situation of epidemic of coronavirus 2019 at Thakhantho hospital. The awareness of perceptions, infection-induced anxiety, risk of Infection, self-protection of COVID- 2019, anxiety toward dental treatment, and opinions on dental services during the COVID-19 pandemic that were different perspective views. Most of the access to dental service group had less awareness of fear and anxiety about the COVID-19 than those fear of dental service group in dental clinic, Thakhantho hospital.

In summary, these perspectives will benefit to the organizations in the good perspective of the populace for regarding of dental services in the epidemic of coronavirus 2019, or the new emerging diseases in the future.


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