The dental COVID-19 paradox: Disparity in behaviors inside and outside dental schools in Canada.

Publication date: Apr 01, 2024

To describe the personal and professional behavior and assess the perceptions of protection and fear of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among faculty, staff, and students from all 10 Canadian dental schools during the second year of the pandemic. Participants from a Pan-Canadian prospective study answered monthly questionnaires about their activities between April 2021 and March 2022. In May 2022, additional questions were asked about their perception of protection, fear of infection, and instances of COVID-19 testing. Six hundred participants were initially recruited. Over time, the participants spent less time at home and increased their participation in indoor social activities, a trend influenced by the fluctuations in COVID-19 cases (β = ‒0. 02). Over 90% of the participants were fully vaccinated, which decreased their fear of contracting the virus (χ[4, 241‒243] = 196. 07, p

Concepts Keywords
Canada COVID‐19
Dental dental schools
Pandemic protective measures
Vaccinated students


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease VO Canada
drug DRUGBANK Etoperidone
disease VO monthly
disease MESH infection
disease VO time
disease VO vaccinated
disease VO vaccine

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