Journal article

Perception of Special Needs Dentistry education and practice amongst Australian dental auxiliary students

GL Borromeo, MS Ahmad, S Buckley, M Bozanic, A Cao, M Al-Dabbagh, A Athale

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The role of dental auxiliaries in collaborative care of patients with special needs is compelling. This study was undertaken to investigate the perceptions of Special Needs Dentistry (SND) education and practice amongst students enrolled in Australian programmes in dental auxiliary, namely dental hygiene, dental therapy and oral health therapy (DH/DT/OHT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All Australian institutions offering DH/DT/OHT programmes (n = 14) were invited to participate in a self-administered questionnaire survey, conducted online, involving students across all academic years. Twelve institutions agreed to participate, but only five institutions were included in the final ana..

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