Journal article

Empathetic, persistent and female: A snapshot of oral health therapy students in Australia and New Zealand

Nicole Stormon, Deanna Beckett, Suzanne Gardner, Smita Keshoor, Karen Smart, Linda Wallace, Pauline J Ford, Julie Satur, Diann Eley

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Dental therapists, hygienists and oral health therapists constitute up to a third of the dental workforce in Australia and New Zealand. Personality is often explored in health professions to provide insights into traits that are conducive to workforce retention and to assist in planning and training. This study aimed to investigate the current demographic and personality characteristics of oral health students in Australia and New Zealand. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Students in years one to three of all eight undergraduate Bachelor of Oral Health programs in Australia and New Zealand were invited to complete an online survey. The survey measured activities prior to entering into or..

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