[The image of the dentist. Part 1: Results of a literature search]

Wolf, Christian A; Ramseier, Christoph A (2012). [The image of the dentist. Part 1: Results of a literature search]. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 122(2), pp. 121-32. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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The dentist enjoys a high degree of professional independence. He is seen as reliable and productive at work while carrying a big responsibility. His foremost social responsibility is to treat patients suffering from toothache and to promote oral health prevention for all people, regardless of their social status. At the same time, the dentist is prestigious, respected and honest. Comparable to other professions, however, dentistry is under public pressure. Media often associate the dental profession with negative properties such as sadism, immorality, or madness. Does the image of the dental profession suffer in this context? Our first article discusses the environmental factors which are identifiable to influence both each dentist and ultimately the whole image of dentistry.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Periodontology

UniBE Contributor:

Ramseier, Christoph Andreas




Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft




Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:31

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 14:09

PubMed ID:



https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/11714 (FactScience: 217955)

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