Implant education patterns and clinical practice of general dentists in Australia
MC Cheung, MS Hoperaft, IB Darby
AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to understand trends in dentists' implant training attendance and correlation to treatment provision. Implant-specific oral hygiene instruction coverage in training programs was investigated. METHODS: A cross-sectional web-survey of dentists registered in Australia was conducted. Respondents were asked about their background, implant training history and treatment provision. Results were analysed by implant provision characteristics and graduation decade. RESULTS: Three hundred and three responses from general dental practitioners (GDPs) were received and analysed. The highest implant training levels attained post-graduation were postgraduate non-specialist quali..View full abstract
We acknowledge the support of the Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.