Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am a postgraduate candidate for Higher Degree by Research. Having been serving dental practices for 6 years in Korea and 3 years in Australia as a dentist, the aptitude for my career has been found lying on social and community dentistry drawn by research rather than clinical excellence. My field of interest is to build up more trustful relationships between dentists and patients for better oral health outcomes beyond the conventional scope of the provision of clinical dental service.
Trust in dentist-patient relationships: patients’ trust in dentists and its implications on oral health outcomes
Despite the importance of trust in physician-patient relationships, empirical findings have not been established sufficiently to understand trust in dentist-patient relationships (DPR) compared to that in medicine. Considering the gap between known theories and unexplored pragmatic evidence, trust in DPR is to be investigated for solid bases on translational applications. Based on the priority of outlining and analysing primary data, patients’ trust in dentists will be studied with regard to oral health outcomes as the main subject. A scoping/mapping review, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, and a systematic review will try to fill the gap for better trust in DPR.
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Korean Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 - 2018 University of Sydney Australia Master of Public Health 2006 - 2010 Seoul National University South Korea Doctor of Dental Surgery 1996 - 2003 Yonsei University South Korea Bachelor of Science
Date Title Institution name Country 2015 Dentist Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australia 2010 Dentist Ministry of Health and Welfare Republic of Korea
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