Dental Students’ Perceptions of Undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Teaching in an Integrated Curriculum at Kuwait University

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Mohammad Kamal, Mohammad Abdulwahab

Abstract

Background:To evaluate dental students’ perceptions of the undergraduate oral and maxillofacial surgical training teaching curriculum according to a validated questionnaire originally developed by the Association of British Academic Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABAOMS) to assess their self-confidence.Methods:A cross-sectional survey of all 6th-year (n=22) and 7th-year (n=21) dentistry students that was conducted Kuwait University Faculty of Dentistry between 1 and 15 May 2020. A previously implemented and validated questionnaire by ABAOMS was used in the study which is made of 17 questions assessing various areas of the undergraduate OMFS curriculum in the clinical years. The response options to the questionnaire questions were on a Likert scale. Independent sample t-tests were performed to assess the difference in responses between the two groups. Spearman’s Rho correlations were calculated to measure the strength of association between confidence in all aspects of surgical and forceps exodontia. Statistical significance was considered to be a p-value <0.05.Results:A total of 39 questionnaire were completed by the students, with a response rate of 90,90% for the sixth-year students and 90,47% of the seventh-year students. 3...Continue Reading

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