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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 14  |  Page : 135-138

Attitude among dental students concerning dental public health as a professional career

Dept of PCD, MRADC, Bangalore, India

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Objectives : To assess attitudes interests, importance of learning community dentistry and opinion towards dental public health by senior Dental students and Interns of dental colleges in Bangalore City. Methods: A sample size comprising of 295 students and interns were assessed using predesigned questionnaire containing 20 questions and statistical analysis was done using ANOVA ,and Factor analysis. Results: 91.2% had positive attitude, 7.8 % had undecided option, the result of all 5 factors excluding individual status and sex factor 71% of them had positive response and 18 % were undecided. Conclusion: Majority of the study group had positive response towards dental public health irrespective of the age, sex and designation.

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