A Phenomenological Study on Experiences as a Dental Intermediary Manager

치과 중간관리자의 근무경험에 대한 현상학적 연구

Moon, Hak-Jin;Lim, Soon-Ryun

  • Received : 2016.06.01
  • Accepted : 2016.07.10
  • Published : 2016.08.31


This study aimed at comprehending the duty, role, and difficulty of intermediary manager through in-depth investigation of dental hygienist intermediary managers experienced over 10 years working in a dental clinic. In-depth interviews were conducted with 10 dental intermediary managers and Giorgi's analysis method was used to analyze the data. Findings revealed that the work experience of the dental hygienist intermediary managers appeared in the range of "becoming an intermediary manager through various processes", "various duties that they experience as an intermediary manager", "difficulty as an intermediary manager", "ability that they perceive as necessary for being a dental intermediary manager", and "worthiness they feel as the intermediary manager". The dental intermediary managers complained of difficulties at work, and appeared to perform various tasks such as human resource management, clinic management support, and patient's management. Accordingly, the researcher considers that research on dental intermediary managers' capacity development necessary.


Dental hygienists;Experiences;Intermediary manager


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