Dr. Mayyadah Almozainy

BDS, MSc Restorative; Assistant Professor -RDS Department, College of Dentistry King Saud University

Assessing the Use of Social Media as a Source of Information Related to Dentistry in Saudi Arabia

The term social media usually refers to Internet tool that allows communication between individuals, and enables them to share information, opinion, photos, videos, and other content. Social media, offering a public reservoir of information, may serve as a source of patient information to aid clinical care. Patients are increasingly active online, and they are frequent social media users for health purposes. In Saudi Arabia, social media and technology is increasingly popular, mostly due to the low average age of the country’s population. The aim of this study is to assess the use of social media of Saudi population, and to assess which social media platform are used more often. In addition to the use of social media as source of information that are related to dentistry in Saudi Arabia with the associated factors.