Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : dental education


Awareness of Dental Students towards CBCT: A Cross Sectional Study

Dr. Devashree Shukla, Dr. Ankit Dhimole, Dr. Kaushal Pati Tripathi, Dr. Dilraj Singh, Dr. Chandresh Shukla, Dr. Sommyta Kathal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 2473-2479

Background: Due to its high resolution, low radiation dosage, and short screening time, cone beam computed tomography, an outstanding diagnostic 3D imaging modality that was recently developed for dento-maxillofacial imaging, is becoming more helpful. The purpose of this study was to analyse dentistry students' and general dental practitioners' awareness, knowledge, and attitudes concerning CBCT.
Materials and Methods: To measure their knowledge, awareness, and attitude regarding CBCT, 400 dental students and dental practitioners were given questionnaire. The replies of the participants were analysed using descriptive statistics, and the Chi-square test was employed to statistically analyse the variations in responses based on education level.
Results: The findings revealed that Post Graduate students were the most informed and aware of CBCT, followed by Interns, final BDS students, and General Practitioners.
Conclusion:The findings show that general practitioners are unaware of CBCT and have little expertise about it. As a result, it is suggested that more CDEs and workshops on diverse uses of CBCT be held in order to raise understanding and awareness among general practitioners.

KNOWLEDGE OF PROSTHODONTIC POSTGRADUATES ABOUT DIGITAL DENTISTRY AND ITS ROLE IN PROSTHODONTIA: AN ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Dr. Manjiri Salkar; Dr. Rajnish Aggarwal; Dr R Padmini Rani; Dr. Poonam; Dr. Kamal Kumar Meena; Dr. Nikita Harshadkumar Patel

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 7161-7166

Aim: The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge of prosthodontics postgraduates about digital dentistry and its role in prosthodontia. Methods: Electronic based questionnaire was distributed among a total of 250(n=250) postgraduate students in India. Responses were obtained from four groups: Demographic details of students, Role and Benefits of digital dental technologies, Barriers towards the implementation of technology, and impact of digital dentistry in dental education. The data were analyzed using SPSS 12.0 software with significance levels set at P < 0.05. Results: Two hundred students (80%) responded to the survey. Most of the respondents did
not use any part of a digital workflow, and the main barriers to use were initial costs and a lack of perceived benefit over conventional methods. Conclusions: Though the usage of digital technology was limited by barriers, however, most respondents found digital technologies to be useful in fabricating definitive prosthesis with enhanced clinical outcomes and positive patient response.