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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 14  |  Page : 64-69

Professional Satisfaction among Dental Practitioners of Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh


Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry, Narayana Dental College & Hospital Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Aim: To assess the level of professional satisfaction among Dental Practitioners of Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh. Objectives: (1) To understand the impact of various work related factors on professional satisfaction. (2) To compare the level of professional satisfaction with a few aspects in dental practice. Material & Methods: All active Dental Practitioners of Nellore District were included in the study. Dental Practitioners, who were retired, changed their profession, pursuing post graduation and full time academicians were excluded. Modified Shugars et al Inventory was used to measure professional satisfaction. Survey was conducted for a period of one month at the practice location by the Investigator himself. Analysis of data was done using SPSS 14. Statistical test employed was ANOVA. Results: The response rate was 85.7%. The mean score of overall professional satisfaction was (2.7 ± 0.4). In terms of work related factors, the most satisfying aspect was patient relations (3.8 ± 0.52) and the least satisfying aspect was personal time (1.8 ± 1.1). The overall professional satisfaction between urban and rural Dental Practitioners was statistically significant (p = 0.03). Conclusions: The overall professional satisfaction was found to be neutral. This study suggests that patient relations, income, respect, staff, and professional time are important work related factors for professional satisfaction among Nellore Dental Practitioners.


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