Journal article

Cultural Competence of Australian Dental Students

Rodrigo Marino, Julie Satur, Eren Tuncer, Megan Tran, Elizabeth Milford, Vivien Tran, Phuong Tran, Richard Tsai

Published : 2020


Background: Australia possesses a highly multicultural demographic, and thus dental practitioners are likely to encounter culturally and linguistically diverse individuals regularly. It is important for dental practitioners to be culturally competent, however, cultural competency education is highly variable in the curricula of dentistry and oral health courses in Australia, and research is largely limited to dentistry students. This study aims to investigate and compare perceived attitudes, beliefs and practices of cultural competence amongst first and final year Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) students at the University of Melbourne Dental School. Methods:..

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