Educational Quality and Facilities Assessment in the Department of Restorative Dentistry from the Viewpoint of Dentistry Students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in 2014

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Niloofar Shadman 1 , * , Shahram Farzin Ebrahimi 2 , Molook Torabi parizi 3 , Sina Safari 4 , Sara Khaleghi 5 , Marzieh Karimi-Afshar 6

1 Associate Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

5 Dentist, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

6 Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Shadman N , Farzin Ebrahimi S , Torabi parizi M, Safari S , Khaleghi S , et al. Educational Quality and Facilities Assessment in the Department of Restorative Dentistry from the Viewpoint of Dentistry Students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in 2014, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2017 ; 13(6):e61059.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Strides in Development of Medical Education: 13 (6); e61059
Published Online: March 31, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 30, 2017
Accepted: November 27, 2016

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Restorative dentistry is a fundamental field in dentistry and students’ opinions about its education can be helpful in finding its deficiencies and solving them. The aim of this study was to evaluate dentistry students’ attitudes toward restorative dentistry education, and its facilities and physical environment.
Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was performed on fourth, fifth, and sixth year students of the School of Dentistry of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran. The data collection tool was a two-part questionnaire consisting of demographic characteristics form and 38 questions about environment, facilities, and educational and exam methods, and 1 open question scored based on a Likert scale (very appropriate to inappropriate). Data were analyzes using t-test, ANOVA, and linear regression in SPSS software. The significant level was considered as 0.05 in all tests.
Results: Among the 110 participates, 61.8% were women and 38.2% were men. The average attitude score (from 26 to 130) was 84.86 ± 11.30. Overall attitude score was not significantly different between genders, academic years, and different restorative scores. However, in the education field, the fifth and sixth year students had significantly higher attitude scores than the fourth year students.
Conclusion: Satisfaction with the clinical and theoretical education of restorative dentistry in the School of Dentistry of Kerman University of Medical Sciences is acceptable, but its physical environment and facilities must be improved.
 

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Restorative dentistry Education Students Attitude Kerman (Iran)

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