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The Behavior of Indonesian Society about Access Dental Care, using a Telephone Survey

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Indonesia with a large area, the population of more than two hundred million people, spread over several islands, so it is estimated to have different behavior to determine the place, the cost for dental health care. Purpose: The purpose of this research is to know the behavior of dental health care for Indonesian people, by using telephone survey. Method: A sample of 180 is a known cell phone user from a Telkomsel provider (Cellular Telecommunication) is divided into 6 regions representing regions in Indonesia. Samples of each region were randomly selected systematically, then contacted by telephone for interviews. long interview no more than 15 minutes. Results: The results showed the average percentage of visits to dental care centers last year was 38.3%. Selecting dental care in private dental practice is 53.9%, choosing services in Public Health Centers are 30% and hospitals are 16.11%. The cost of treatment sourced from personal funds was 58.9%, using of insurance (BPJS is 41,1%. Conclusion: The Indonesian people's behavior toward regular dental care every year is still low, and the use of facilities in Public Health Centers has not been maximized.

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