Dental student perceptions of predoctoral implant education and plans for providing implant treatment

Judy Chia Chun Yuan, Linda M. Kaste, Damian J. Lee, Rand F. Harlow, Kent L. Knoernschild, Stephen D. Campbell, Cortino Sukotjo

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Abstract

This study aims to identify dental students' perceptions of pre-patient care laboratory exercises (PCLEs) and clinical experiences that influence their future plans for providing implant care. One of two questionnaires was administered to dental student classes at one dental school (D2: Survey 1; D3 and D4: Survey 2). Future plans as graduates to provide implant diagnosis and treatment planning (DxTP), restoration of single-tooth implants (STIs), and implant-retained overdentures (IODs) were cross-sectionally assessed along with potential influences such as PCLE, clinical experiences, gender, and class. The majority of students planned to provide implant services after graduation (DxTP 68.9 percent; STI 61.2 percent; IOD 62.1 percent). Bivariately, males reflected more preparedness from PCLEs than females (p=.002) and the D2 students more than D3 and D4 students (p < .001). Multivariate models revealed the perceived preparedness from PCLEs generally had the strongest association with future plans for performing implant therapy. However, this varied by gender and class. These findings indicate that PCLEs are important for their influence on students' future plans to provide implant therapy. However, further studies are needed to validate actual PCLEs and clinical implant practices (both longitudinally and for other schools) and to determine educational interventions to optimize the provision of implant care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)750-760
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of dental education
Volume75
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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patient care
Patient Care
Exercise
Education
Single-Tooth Dental Implants
Overlay Denture
Students
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student
Therapeutics
Dental Schools
gender
school
restoration
experience
graduate
planning
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Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Dental education
  • Dental implants
  • Dental students
  • Intention
  • Perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Dentistry(all)

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Yuan, J. C. C., Kaste, L. M., Lee, D. J., Harlow, R. F., Knoernschild, K. L., Campbell, S. D., & Sukotjo, C. (2011). Dental student perceptions of predoctoral implant education and plans for providing implant treatment. Journal of dental education, 75(6), 750-760.

Dental student perceptions of predoctoral implant education and plans for providing implant treatment. / Yuan, Judy Chia Chun; Kaste, Linda M.; Lee, Damian J.; Harlow, Rand F.; Knoernschild, Kent L.; Campbell, Stephen D.; Sukotjo, Cortino.

In: Journal of dental education, Vol. 75, No. 6, 01.06.2011, p. 750-760.

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Yuan, JCC, Kaste, LM, Lee, DJ, Harlow, RF, Knoernschild, KL, Campbell, SD & Sukotjo, C 2011, 'Dental student perceptions of predoctoral implant education and plans for providing implant treatment', Journal of dental education, vol. 75, no. 6, pp. 750-760.
Yuan JCC, Kaste LM, Lee DJ, Harlow RF, Knoernschild KL, Campbell SD et al. Dental student perceptions of predoctoral implant education and plans for providing implant treatment. Journal of dental education. 2011 Jun 1;75(6):750-760.
Yuan, Judy Chia Chun ; Kaste, Linda M. ; Lee, Damian J. ; Harlow, Rand F. ; Knoernschild, Kent L. ; Campbell, Stephen D. ; Sukotjo, Cortino. / Dental student perceptions of predoctoral implant education and plans for providing implant treatment. In: Journal of dental education. 2011 ; Vol. 75, No. 6. pp. 750-760.
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