A NATIONWIDE SURVEY OF PEDODONTIC POST GRADUATES REGARDING SATISFACTION LEVELS FOR PG PROGRAM

Authors

  • Neha Aggarwal MDS Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, M M Institute of Dental Sciences, Mullana, Haryana
  • Sunila Sharma MDS, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh
  • Rohini Dua MDS, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, National Dental College and Hospital, Dera bassi, Punjab, Nadu.
  • Vinay Dua MDS, Department of Orthodontics, MM Institute of Dental Sciences, Mullana, Haryana
  • Rajwinder Kaur MDS, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, JCD Dental College & Hospital, Sirsa, Haryana
  • Vikas Singla MDS, Department of Oral medicine & Radiology, Yamuna Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Yamunanagar, Haryana
  • Sandeep Kumar MDS, Department of Orthodontics, Uttaranchal Dental and Medical Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Keywords:

Pedodontic post graduates, PG program, Satisfaction levels.

Abstract

Objective: The study was conducted to probe thoroughly the choice factors, program expectations, the near actual picture of clinical practice and future aspirations of the Pedodontic Post Graduate students in India.

Study Design: A questionnaire containing 20 questions was electronically mailed to 417 post graduates. 213 respondents were finally included in the study.

Results: The results show that 38% students always wanted to be a pedodontist. 73.7% respondents were satisfied with their choice. More than 50% believed the post graduation program was not adequate to start practice immediately after training.

Conclusion: The results depict that the knowledge and practice about certain areas like use of fluorides, practice of fixed orthodontic and use of myofunctional therapy should be increased. Thus, it can be concluded that pediatric dentistry being a dynamic branch, should be looked upon with the aim to raise the level of education and clinical practice which subsequently may increase the satisfaction level of the post graduates.

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Published

2015-01-15

How to Cite

Aggarwal, N. ., Sharma, . S. ., Dua, . R. ., Dua, V. ., Kaur, R. ., Singla, V. ., & Kumar, S. . (2015). A NATIONWIDE SURVEY OF PEDODONTIC POST GRADUATES REGARDING SATISFACTION LEVELS FOR PG PROGRAM. International Journal of Research and Development in Pharmacy & Life Sciences, 5(1), 1941-1947. Retrieved from https://ijrdpl.com/index.php/ijrdpl/article/view/205

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