Factors affecting gender selection of dentists and patients in Baghdad City


Background: This study was conducted to investigate gender preference for the patients and dentists.Materials and methods: The patient sample consisted of 555 persons (336 males and 219 females), and dentist sample consisted of 124 dentists (64 males and 60 females). They were subjected to questioners about age, sex, educational levelResults: 32.2% of the total patient sample prefers male dentists, while 17.8% prefer to be treated by female dentists. Although by increasing age the majority of them had no specific gender preference, 82.2% of the total dentist sample prefer to treat both genders and their preference is almost concerned with patient personality and his/her cooperation.Conclusion: Both dental patients and dentists, through this study, had no specific gender preference to perform dental treatments.