Perception of Dental Personnel and Dental Technicians on Interprofessional Collaboration - Focus on Dental Technicians -

치과 의료 인력과 치과기공사의 업무협력에 대한 인식 - 치과기공사 중심으로 -

  • Kim, Jung-Suk (Department of Dental Technology, Daejeon health science college) ;
  • Lee, Hye-Eun (Department of Dental Technology, kyungdong university)
  • 김정숙 (대전보건대학교 치기공과) ;
  • 이혜은 (경동대학교 치기공과)
  • Received : 2014.05.13
  • Accepted : 2014.06.24
  • Published : 2014.06.30


Purpose: This study has been carried out to help to enhance the measures of interprofessional collaboration between Dental personnel and dental technicians, and between dental technicians themselves through the analysis of recognition of interprofessional collaboration between dental technicians. Methods: The subjects in this study were 130 dental technicians who were self-written questionnaire. The results were analyzed by SPSS 12.0. The collected data was analyzed by frequency and Correlation. Results: As a result of examining the correlation analysis of each question to explore the factors that affect interprofessional collaboration recognition of dental technicians, the group which received criticism from dental personnel showed negative (-) correlation in the interprofessional collaboration recognition (p<0.05). The following groups showed positive (+) correlations in the recognition of interprofessional collaboration : the group who replied that they can utilize information on the patients associated with the prosthesis production (p<0.01); the group who thinks that they are sharing common goals (P<0.01); and the group who replied that Dental personnel are familiar with patients (p<0.01). The following groups also showed higher positive (+) correlations in the recognition of interprofessional collaboration : the group who replied that they frequently discuss patient's information with Dental personnel (p<0.01); the group who thinks they have mutual confidence in one another (p<0.01); the group who thinks that cooperation among their colleagues in dental technique laboratories are being done well (p<0.01); and the group that has high job satisfaction (p<0.01). Conclusion: Effective communication and team work between human resources for providing medical service of the facility are essential for safe and high-quality medical service to patients. Further, such elements are directly connected to efficiency of the entire team. The reliability between dental technician and Dental personnel for cooperation should not be neglected therefore continuous interests in inter-cooperative partnership is required.


interprofessional collaboration;Dental personnel;Dental laboratory technicians


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