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Table 4 Self-perceptions of Dentists and GPs (summary)

From: GPs’ and dentists’ experiences and expectations of interprofessional collaboration: findings from a qualitative study in Germany

Dentists self-perception GPs’ self-perception
Dentists … GPs …
•… are informed about drug interactions and side effects
•… are mostly aware of latest guidelines on anticoagulant therapy
•… initiate contact with GPs on several occasions
•… are interested in knowledge exchange with GPs but lacking time
•… are committed to collaboration with GPs
•… routinely examine dental status
•… send patients to a dentist if they diagnose poor dental status
•… are aware of side effects of medication
•… are responsible for patients’ treatment and medication
•… are informed about consequences of diabetes for oral health