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Factors affecting patient safety culture among dental healthcare workers: A nationwide cross-sectional survey

Cheng H-C, Yen AM-F, Lee Y-H. J Dent Sci. 2019;14.

Patient safety events are common in dentistry, but it has been challenging for dental healthcare workers to establish a robust patient safety culture. This study used a cross-sectional survey to assess the safety attitudes among dentists and dental hygienists. Safety attitudes were high overall, but attitudes differed significantly by dentist characteristics. A 2016 Perspective on Safety in Dentistry offers more background on this topic.