Journal article

Special Needs Dentistry: perception, attitudes and educational experience of Malaysian dental students

MS Ahmad, IA Razak, GL Borromeo

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

A compromised oral health condition amongst patients with special health care needs (SHCN) has been associated with the reluctance and shortage of skills of dental professionals in managing such patients. Lack of training and experience at the undergraduate level are reported barriers to the provision of care for this patient cohort. Undergraduate education therefore, plays an important role in producing professionals with the knowledge, skills and positive attitude in treating patients with SHCN. This study aims to determine the level of knowledge, comfort and attitudes of Malaysian undergraduate dental students towards caring for patients with SHCN, as well as their perception on education..

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