Special Issue "Person-Centred Dentistry"
A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
2. Oral Health & Society Division, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Interests: dental epidemiology; periodontal medicine; person-centred care in dentistry; humanities in dentistry; narrative dentistry
Despite an overall improvement in oral health worldwide in recent decades, many oral health problems persist, both in developing and developed countries. At the same time, as society has changed, so have patients' expectations. The traditional paternalistic model is accompanied by an asymmetric relationship of an authoritarian nature between the practitioner and the patient. Professionals now believe that this traditional model is not effective because patients do not necessarily follow the instructions, especially in the prevention or treatment of chronic diseases. Patients also express overall dissatisfaction with dentists' listening and communication skills.
Person-centred care (PCC) in dentistry faces a paradox: While it is promoted by patients, academics, and dental leaders all around the world, it remains an understudied topic.
This Special Issue of the Dentistry Journal aims at collecting papers and presenting the latest findings in this field of research. More specifically, we welcome papers that explore (but are not limited to) the following topics:
- PCC experimentations (e.g., measures for a better access to dental care), and evaluations in dentistry;
- Dental clinical examples of how PCC can be conducted in day-to-day routine;
- PCC implementation in dental educational programs or public health policies.
We encourage different types of submissions on this subject, including research papers, reviews, case reports, position papers or narratives. Qualitative or mixed methods studies are encouraged to gain needed insight into patients’ or dentists’ perspectives.
We thus hope that this Special Issue will enhance our understanding of person-centred care in dentistry.
Thank you very much!
Assoc. Prof. Jean-Noel Vergnes
Assoc. Prof. Christophe Bedos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- person-centred dentistry
- patient-centred care
- biopsychosocial health
- whole person care
- narrative dentistry
- qualitative methods