Journal article

Cultural competence of Australian dental students

Rodrigo Marino, Julie Satur, Eren Tuncer, Megan Tran, Elizabeth Milford, Minh Thien Huong Tran Vivien, Qui Tran Phuong, Richard Pei-Hua Tsai

BMC MEDICAL EDUCATION | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Australia possesses a highly multicultural demographic, and thus dental practitioners are likely to regularly encounter culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. 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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