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The Confidence of Undergraduate Dental Students When Undertaking Indirect Restorations

Bristol Dental School, University of Bristol, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol BS1 2LY, UK
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J 2019, 2(3), 268-275; https://doi.org/10.3390/j2030019
Received: 29 May 2019 / Revised: 29 June 2019 / Accepted: 10 July 2019 / Published: 13 July 2019
The General Dental Council expects United Kingdom graduating dentists to be competent at providing crown and bridge treatments and graduating students should feel confident to undertake these treatments. The aim of this study was to explore the confidence of undergraduate dental students when providing crown and fixed dental prosthesis treatments. An anonymous questionnaire was distributed to all (n = 198) undergraduate students in Years 3 to 5 at Bristol Dental School. The questionnaire comprised confidence interval ranked responses, and respondents’ data was analysed using SPSS. The response rate was 76%. Undergraduate perception of confidence increased throughout the three years of study (p < 0.01). There was a strong association between the amount of exposure students had to certain treatment stages and their perceived confidence levels. Confidence levels may be increased further with increased clinical experience. View Full-Text
Keywords: undergraduate; indirect; restoration; crown; prosthesis; confidence undergraduate; indirect; restoration; crown; prosthesis; confidence
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Puryer, J.; Khalaf, S.; Ilkhani, M. The Confidence of Undergraduate Dental Students When Undertaking Indirect Restorations. J 2019, 2, 268-275.

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