dental students


Summary: Individuals enrolled a school of dentistry or a formal educational program in leading to a degree in dentistry.

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  1. El Tantawi M, Saleh S. Attitudes of dental students towards using computers in education--a mixed design study. East Mediterr Health J. 2008;14:675-85 pubmed
    This mixed design study explored attitudes of dental students towards use of computers. It employed quantitative analyses of a questionnaire answered by 979 students and qualitative analysis of suggestions by a subgroup of 339...
  2. Tao S, Croucher R, Pau A. Impact of the curriculum on Chinese dental students' tobacco control attitudes and beliefs: a case study in Harbin, China. Int Dent J. 2008;58:181-6 pubmed
    ..Dentists can participate in tobacco control activity. To report the curriculum impact on dental students' tobacco control attitudes and beliefs in Harbin Dental School, Harbin, China...
  3. Lopez N, Johnson S, Black N. Does peer mentoring work? Dental students assess its benefits as an adaptive coping strategy. J Dent Educ. 2010;74:1197-205 pubmed
    b>Dental students deal with various stressors while in dental school. While some develop adaptive coping skills, others may suffer from damaging effects of constant and increasing levels of stress...
  4. Abreu M, Lopes Terra M, Braz L, Rímulo A, Paiva S, Pordeus I. Attitudes and behavior of dental students concerning infection control rules: a study with a10-year interval. Braz Dent J. 2009;20:221-5 pubmed
    The study compared the attitudes and behavior of 4th-year dental students regarding infection control rules in 1995 and 2005...
  5. Mala S, Lynch C, Burke F, Dummer P. Attitudes of final year dental students to the use of rubber dam. Int Endod J. 2009;42:632-8 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the attitudes of final year dental students in Wales and Ireland to the use of rubber dam. A pre-piloted questionnaire was distributed to final year dental students in Cardiff and Cork Dental Schools in January 2008...
  6. Sharp H, Kuthy R. What do dental students learn in an ethics course? An analysis of student-reported learning outcomes. J Dent Educ. 2008;72:1450-7 pubmed
    The purpose of this article is to report first-year dental students' perceptions of their primary learning outcomes from a course in ethics and professionalism...
  7. Silverstein S, Kritz Silverstein D. A longitudinal study of stress in first-year dental students. J Dent Educ. 2010;74:836-48 pubmed
    This study examines the association of stress with performance and health in first-year dental students and changes in the amount and sources of stress over one year. Students at four U.S...
  8. Khami M, Murtomaa H, Razeghi S, Virtanen J. Smoking and its determinants among Iranian dental students. Med Princ Pract. 2010;19:390-4 pubmed publisher
    The objective of the present study was to investigate smoking habits of Iranian dental students in relation to their background characteristics and oral self-care (OSC)...
  9. Astrøm A, Nasir E. Predicting intention to treat HIV-infected patients among Tanzanian and Sudanese medical and dental students using the theory of planned behaviour--a cross sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2009;9:213 pubmed publisher
    ..aimed to predict the intention to provide surgical treatment to HIV infected patients among medical- and dental students in Tanzania and Sudan using an extended version of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB)...

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  1. Sadeghi M, Hakimi H. Iranian dental students' knowledge of and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS patients. J Dent Educ. 2009;73:740-5 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this cross-sectional survey was to assess Iranian dental students' knowledge of and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS patients...
  2. Kristensen B, Netterstrom I, Kayser L. Dental students' motivation and the context of learning. Eur J Dent Educ. 2009;13:10-4 pubmed publisher
    This qualitative study shows dental students' motives for choosing the dental education and how the motives influence their motivation at the first semester of study...
  3. Sharda A, Shetty S. A comparative study of oral health knowledge, attitude and behaviour of first and final year dental students of Udaipur city, Rajasthan, India. Int J Dent Hyg. 2008;6:347-53 pubmed publisher
    To assess and compare differences in oral health knowledge, attitudes and behaviour among first and final year dental students in Udaipur city, Rajasthan, India...
  4. Gallagher J, Clarke W, Wilson N. The emerging dental workforce: short-term expectations of, and influences on dental students graduating from a London dental school in 2005. Prim Dent Care. 2008;15:93-101 pubmed
    The aim of this research was to identify short-term career aspirations and goals of final-year dental students at a London dental school and the perceived factors that influenced these aspirations...
  5. Nasir E, Astrøm A, David J, Ali R. HIV and AIDS related knowledge, sources of information, and reported need for further education among dental students in Sudan--a cross sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2008;8:286 pubmed publisher
    Information on the HIV and AIDS-related knowledge among dental students provides a crucial foundation for efforts aimed at developing an appropriate dental curriculum on HIV and AIDS, and for attracting the attention of dental school ..
  6. Moussa Badran S, Roy B, Bessart du Parc A, Bruyant M, Lefevre B, Maurin J. Technical quality of root fillings performed by dental students at the dental teaching centre in Reims, France. Int Endod J. 2008;41:679-84 pubmed publisher
    ..9%). Overall, the technical quality of root fillings performed by undergraduate students was poor. ..
  7. Khami M, Murtomaa H, Jafarian M, Vehkalahti M, Virtanen J. Study motives and career choices of Iranian dental students. Med Princ Pract. 2008;17:221-6 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the study motives and career choices of Iranian senior dental students in relation to their background factors...
  8. Stewart F, Drummond J, Carson L, Theaker E. Senior dental students' career intentions, work-life balance and retirement plans. Br Dent J. 2007;203:257-63 pubmed
    To gather information from senior dental students about their future career plans, with particular emphasis on work-life balance issues, their attitudes towards the NHS and retirement plans...
  9. Curtis D, Lind S, Plesh O, Finzen F. Correlation of admissions criteria with academic performance in dental students. J Dent Educ. 2007;71:1314-21 pubmed
    ..admissions criteria as predictors of dental school performance in underachieving and normally tracking dental students. Underachieving dental students were identified by selecting ten students with the lowest class grade point ..
  10. Ajayi Y, Ajayi E. Dental students' knowledge of human immunodeficiency virus. J Dent. 2008;36:374-8 pubmed publisher
    This study evaluated final year dental students' knowledge of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), lesions associated with HIV, potential transmission routes of HIV, and their perception of the teaching received on cross-infection ..
  11. Cannick G, Horowitz A, Garr D, Reed S, Neville B, Day T, et al. Use of the OSCE to evaluate brief communication skills training for dental students. J Dent Educ. 2007;71:1203-9 pubmed
    ..This study used an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) to evaluate dental students' competency in interpersonal and tobacco cessation communication skills...
  12. Manhart J, Chen H, Mehl A, Hickel R. Clinical study of indirect composite resin inlays in posterior stress-bearing preparations placed by dental students: results after 6 months and 1, 2, and 3 years. Quintessence Int. 2010;41:399-410 pubmed
    ..Twenty-one dental students placed 75 Artglass (Heraeus Kulzer) and 80 Charisma (Heraeus Kulzer) composite resin inlays in Class 1 and 2 ..
  13. Polychronopoulou A, Divaris K. A longitudinal study of Greek dental students' perceived sources of stress. J Dent Educ. 2010;74:524-30 pubmed
    The aims of this prospective study were to examine the variation of dental students' perceived stressors throughout the course of their dental studies and to explore the role of gender on stress...
  14. Sanders C, Kleinert H, Boyd S, Herren C, Theiss L, Mink J. Virtual patient instruction for dental students: can it improve dental care access for persons with special needs?. Spec Care Dentist. 2008;28:205-13 pubmed publisher
    ..virtual-patient module was produced on compact disc (CD-ROM) in response to the critical need to increase dental students' clinical exposure to patients with developmental disabilities...
  15. Kumar S, Dagli R, Mathur A, Jain M, Prabu D, Kulkarni S. Perceived sources of stress amongst Indian dental students. Eur J Dent Educ. 2009;13:39-45 pubmed publisher
    b>Dental students have to face the additional stress of their studies in addition to the stresses related to dentistry as a profession. Furthermore, increasing stress may result in declining student performance...
  16. Dahan H, Bedos C. A typology of dental students according to their experience of stress: a qualitative study. J Dent Educ. 2010;74:95-103 pubmed
    b>Dental students often report high levels of stress...
  17. Ryan W, O Connel A. The attitudes of undergraduate dental students to the use of the rubber dam. J Ir Dent Assoc. 2007;53:87-91 pubmed
    ..Teaching efficient methods of placing the rubber dam may improve students' confidence and reduce placement time so that the students will be more likely to use the rubber dam after graduation. ..
  18. Smith W, Bedayse S, Lalwah S, Paryag A. Computer literacy and attitudes of dental students and staff at the University of the West Indies Dental School. Eur J Dent Educ. 2009;13:179-83 pubmed publisher
    ..The computer literacy of the students and staff are on par with those of schools in the US and Europe. ..
  19. Thornton L, Barr A, Stuart Buttle C, Gaughan J, Wilson E, Jackson A, et al. Perceived musculoskeletal symptoms among dental students in the clinic work environment. Ergonomics. 2008;51:573-86 pubmed publisher
    Musculoskeletal symptoms are a major concern among dental practitioners. Dental students perform the same clinical tasks as dentists in private practice, yet only recently has scientific evidence suggested a relationship between the ..
  20. Giuliani M, Lajolo C, Clemente L, Querqui A, Viotti R, Boari A, et al. Is manual dexterity essential in the selection of dental students?. Br Dent J. 2007;203:149-55 pubmed
    ..Data obtained revealed that basic manual dexterity is not essential in the selection of dental students. Students who could follow training significantly improved in their manual ability.
  21. Smith D, Leggat P. An international review of tobacco smoking among dental students in 19 countries. Int Dent J. 2007;57:452-8 pubmed
    ..conducted as a systematic review of all modern literature describing the prevalence of tobacco smoking among dental students. An electronic keyword search of appropriate terms was initially undertaken to identify relevant material, ..
  22. Gound T, Sather J, Kong T, Makkawy H, Marx D. Graduating dental students' ability to produce quality root canal fillings using single- or multiple-cone obturation techniques. J Dent Educ. 2009;73:696-705 pubmed
    ..Further research is needed to determine how much training and/or experience will be needed. ..
  23. Leblebicioglu B, Kulekci G, Ciftci S, Keskin F, Badur S. Salivary detection of periodontopathic bacteria and periodontal health status in dental students. Anaerobe. 2009;15:82-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Stimulated saliva samples were obtained from 134 dental students (20.5+/-1 years, range 18-22 years)...
  24. Hannah A, Lim B, Ayers K. Emotional intelligence and clinical interview performance of dental students. J Dent Educ. 2009;73:1107-17 pubmed
    One hundred and sixteen third-year dental students participating in a consultation skills course in Dunedin, New Zealand, completed a standardized psychometric Social Skills Inventory (SSI) and were assessed by tutors, simulated patients,..
  25. Dumitrescu A. Attitudes of Romanian dental students towards tobacco and alcohol. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2007;8:64-71 pubmed
    The aim of this study was to assess smoking and alcohol use in male and female Romanian dental students and to compare this with different levels of education...
  26. Azimi S, AsgharNejad Farid A, Kharazi Fard M, Khoei N. Emotional intelligence of dental students and patient satisfaction. Eur J Dent Educ. 2010;14:129-32 pubmed publisher
    The objective of this study was to determine the degree of correlation between emotional intelligence of dental students, patient satisfaction and related factors...
  27. Kateeb E. Gender-specific oral health attitudes and behaviour among dental students in Palestine. East Mediterr Health J. 2010;16:329-33 pubmed
    This study assessed gender differences in oral health knowledge, attitude and behaviour among undergraduate dental students in Palestine...
  28. Tufekci E, Jahangiri A, Lindauer S. Perception of profile among laypeople, dental students and orthodontic patients. Angle Orthod. 2008;78:983-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This study suggests that about half the population cannot characterize their own profile. However, subjects who perceived their own profiles as being different from average were more likely to be unhappy with their facial appearance. ..
  29. Andersen R, Carreon D, Davidson P, Nakazono T, Shahedi S, Gutierrez J. Who will serve? Assessing recruitment of underrepresented minority and low-income dental students to increase access to dental care. J Dent Educ. 2010;74:579-92 pubmed
    ..URM/income status was not significantly related to serving special care or rural populations. ..
  30. Ajjawi R, Hyde S, Roberts C, Nisbet G. Marginalisation of dental students in a shared medical and dental education programme. Med Educ. 2009;43:238-45 pubmed publisher
    ..There are no studies about the experiences of medical and dental students enrolled in different programmes who share significant amounts of learning and teaching...
  31. Acharya S, Sangam D. Dental anxiety and its relationship with self-perceived health locus of control among Indian dental students. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2010;8:9-14 pubmed
    ..A statistically significant inverse correlation was also found between the 'internal' dimension of MHLC and dental anxiety. Perceived HLC was found to play an important role in predicting the dental anxiety among dental students.
  32. Polychronopoulou A, Divaris K. Dental students' perceived sources of stress: a multi-country study. J Dent Educ. 2009;73:631-9 pubmed
    The aim of this study was to identify dental students' self-reported sources of stress and to explore the role of specific curricular and institutional differences in the variation of perceived stressors among dental students in Greece, ..
  33. Maatouk F, Maatouk W, Ghedira H, Ben Mimoun S. Effect of 5 years of dental studies on the oral health of Tunisian dental students. East Mediterr Health J. 2006;12:625-31 pubmed
    This study is a follow-up of one made in 1998-99 on first-year dental students in Monastir. Now in their fifth year, we assessed the effect of dental studies on students' oral health practices and dental health...
  34. Brunson W, Jackson D, Sinkford J, Valachovic R. Components of effective outreach and recruitment programs for underrepresented minority and low-income dental students. J Dent Educ. 2010;74:S74-86 pubmed
  35. Holder M, Waldman H, Hood H. Preparing health professionals to provide care to individuals with disabilities. Int J Oral Sci. 2009;1:66-71 pubmed publisher
    ..The interest expressed by health profession educators in an effort to develop appropriate curriculum modules provides an opportunity to prepare new graduates for the care of an increasing population of individuals with disabilities. ..
  36. Gallagher J, Patel R, Wilson N. The emerging dental workforce: long-term career expectations and influences. A quantitative study of final year dental students' views on their long-term career from one London Dental School. BMC Oral Health. 2009;9:35 pubmed publisher
    ..component of the research programme was to examine the long-term goals and perceived influences on final year dental students' professional careers...
  37. de Carvalho M, Soriano E, de França Caldas A, Campello R, de Miranda H, Cavalcanti F. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Brazilian dental students. J Dent Educ. 2009;73:624-30 pubmed
    ..cross-sectional study was to evaluate the presence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) among dental students in two Brazilian dental schools...
  38. Laurence B, Williams C, Eiland D. Depressive symptoms, stress, and social support among dental students at a historically black college and university. J Am Coll Health. 2009;58:56-63 pubmed publisher
    The authors measured the prevalence of depressive symptoms among dental students at a historically black college in the United States to determine how depressive symptoms, stress, and social support influence each other within this ..
  39. Carter L, Ogden G. Oral cancer awareness of undergraduate medical and dental students. BMC Med Educ. 2007;7:44 pubmed
    ..awareness of future general medical and general dental practitioners by assessing undergraduate medical and dental students' knowledge of prevention and early detection of oral cancer...
  40. Abou Atme Y, Melis M, Zawawi K, Cottogno L. Five-year follow-up of temporomandibular disorders and other musculoskeletal symptoms in dental students. Minerva Stomatol. 2007;56:603-9 pubmed
    ..intensity and variation of temporomandibular disorders and other musculoskeletal symptoms in a population of dental students during the five years of Dental School...
  41. Tu M, Chen S, Huang H, Tsai C. Endodontic shaping performance using nickel-titanium hand and motor ProTaper systems by novice dental students. J Formos Med Assoc. 2008;107:381-8 pubmed publisher
    ..this study was to compare the shaping performance in simulated curved canal resin blocks of the same novice dental students using hand-prepared and engine-driven nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary ProTaper instruments in an endodontic ..
  42. Gallagher J, Clarke W, Wilson N. Understanding the motivation: a qualitative study of dental students' choice of professional career. Eur J Dent Educ. 2008;12:89-98 pubmed publisher
    ..workforce, and the need to retain the services of future members, it is important to understand why current dental students perceive that they were motivated to study dentistry...
  43. Gorter R, Freeman R, Hammen S, Murtomaa H, Blinkhorn A, Humphris G. Psychological stress and health in undergraduate dental students: fifth year outcomes compared with first year baseline results from five European dental schools. Eur J Dent Educ. 2008;12:61-8 pubmed publisher
    Psychological stress in undergraduate dental students: fifth year outcomes compared with first year baseline results from five European dental schools...
  44. Armstrong D, Shen G, Petocz P, Darendeliler M. Accuracy of bracket placement by orthodontists and inexperienced dental students. Aust Orthod J. 2007;23:96-103 pubmed
    ..Twenty orthodontists (13 male, 7 female) representing experienced specialists, and 20 final year dental students (10 male, 10 female) representing inexperienced trainees, were asked to bond pre-adjusted straight-wire ..
  45. Morse Z, Dravo U. Stress levels of dental students at the Fiji School of Medicine. Eur J Dent Educ. 2007;11:99-103 pubmed
    ..Private fee-paying students were more stressed than sponsored students. Overall stress levels were slight to moderate and were higher in senior years, Indo-Fijians, females and private fee-paying students. ..
  46. Baumeister S, Davidson P, Carreon D, Nakazono T, Gutierrez J, Andersen R. What influences dental students to serve special care patients?. Spec Care Dentist. 2007;27:15-22 pubmed
    This study examines factors associated with graduating dental students' motivation to deliver services to special care patients. We investigated community context and student characteristics, which would influence potential behavior...
  47. Lundergan W, Soderstrom E, Chambers D. Tweezer dexterity aptitude of dental students. J Dent Educ. 2007;71:1090-7 pubmed
    ..correlation between beginning students' scores on two different types of tweezer dexterity tests; 2) compare dental students' scores to normative data for the general population; 3) determine the effect of a dental curriculum on ..
  48. Karibe H, Kawakami T, Suzuki A, Warita S, Ogata K, Aoyagi K, et al. Career choice and attitudes towards dental education amongst dental students in Japan and Sweden. Eur J Dent Educ. 2009;13:80-6 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the perspectives of dental students towards their career choice and dental education in Japan and Sweden...
  49. Dagli R, Tadakamadla S, Dhanni C, Duraiswamy P, Kulkarni S. Self reported dental health attitude and behavior of dental students in India. J Oral Sci. 2008;50:267-72 pubmed
    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the oral health attitudes and behavior of undergraduate dental students in India according to age, sex and level of dental education, and to compare it with those of other countries with ..
  50. Chambers D, Mirchel R, Lundergan W. An investigation of dentists' and dental students' estimates of diagnostic probabilities. J Am Dent Assoc. 2010;141:656-66 pubmed
    ..Using two vignettes that contained different baseline information, dental students and clinical faculty members estimated the probability that the described hypothetical patient had the ..
  51. Dennehy P, Susarla S, Karimbux N. Relationship between dental students' performance on standardized multiple-choice examinations and OSCEs. J Dent Educ. 2008;72:585-92 pubmed
    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among dental students' performance on the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE Parts I and II), comprehensive written multiple-choice question examinations (MCQ examinations), ..
  52. Barbería E, Fernández Frías C, Suárez Clúa C, Saavedra D. Analysis of anxiety variables in dental students. Int Dent J. 2004;54:445-9 pubmed
    Personality, stress factors, gender and personal circumstances have been studied in dental students and a change in anxiety levels has been discovered over the different academic years that make up the degree course...
  53. Fabiano J, Waldrop D, Nochajski T, Davis E, Goldberg L. Understanding dental students' knowledge and perceptions of older people: toward a new model of geriatric dental education. J Dent Educ. 2005;69:419-33 pubmed
    ..This evaluation study assessed dental students' knowledge and beliefs about older people as well as their awareness of the biopsychosocial concerns that are ..