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Web-based support systems (WSS) concern multidisciplinary investigations which combine computer technologies and domain specific studies. Domain specific studies focus on the investigation of activities in a particular domain. Computer technologies are used to build systems that support these activities. Fundamental issues of WSS are examined, a framework(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare patient-centered outcome assessments (POAs) over a 2-week period after five categories of dento-alveolar surgical procedures. METHODS A total of 339 patients in need of dento-alveolar surgical procedures such as simple tooth extraction (SE), transalveolar extraction (TE), straightforward implant placement (I), implant placement with(More)
Objective: To examine the current literature on the impact of patients’ expectations on treatment outcomes or final patient satisfaction and to identify the theoretical frameworks, study designs and measurement instruments which have been employed to assess patients’ expectations within implant dentistry. Methods: A structured literature search of four(More)
BACKGROUND What patients expect to happen during treatment or benefit from the treatment might influence the subsequent factors such as treatment outcome, patient satisfaction, patient's cooperation as well as compliance. The aim of this systematic review is to assess the role of patients' expectations from orthodontic treatment. METHODS A systematic(More)
OBJECTIVE While research in terms of patient-centered care in implant therapy is growing, few studies have investigated patients' initial perceptions prior to consultation with the implant dentist. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to capture patients' initial information level, perceptions, as well as expectations from the implant therapy. METHOD(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the current literature on the impact of patients' expectations on treatment outcomes or final patient satisfaction and to identify the theoretical frameworks, study designs and measurement instruments which have been employed to assess patients' expectations within implant dentistry. METHODS A structured literature search of four(More)
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