Challenges of Dental Material' Ordering at Governmental PHC clinics, Specialized Dental Centers, and Hospitals in KSA; Observational study

Authors

  • areej Alkahtani Department of Data Analyses and Business Intelligence, Ministry of Health, Buraidah, Qassim, KSA.
  • Rajaa Albugami Department of Periodontics, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, KSA.
  • Saud Orfali departement of Dentistry, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54293/smhj.v4i2.100

Keywords:

dental materials, ordering, supply, database.

Abstract

Background: Ordering of dental materials (DM) at Ministry of Health (MOH) dental facilities is restricted by many challenges in time and supply among other factors

Methods: a questionnaire was distributed among dentists working at MOH dental facilities exploring the ordering way of DM and challenges if exist.

Result: 53.8% of dentists still use paper slip for ordering DM. Shortage is still a major obstacle as cited by 59.8% and it may take up to two weeks to receive the ordered DM

Conclusion: Atomization of DM ordering will save effort and time and enact efficient utilization of DM and reduce waste in expired or discarded materials.

Author Biography

Rajaa Albugami, Department of Periodontics, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, KSA.

periodontist, King Saud Medical City 

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Published

2024-04-27

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Alkahtani areej, Albugami R, Saud Orfali. Challenges of Dental Material’ Ordering at Governmental PHC clinics, Specialized Dental Centers, and Hospitals in KSA; Observational study . SMHJ [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 27 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];4(2):75-9. Available from: https://www.smh-j.com/smhj/article/view/100

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