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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-85

Professionalism practiced by dental students as perceived by dental patients: A questionnaire based study


1 Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Sciences, King Khalid University College of Dentistry, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Intern Dentist, King Khalid University College of Dentistry, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Dental Education, King Khalid University College of Dentistry, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Biology, King Khalid University College of Dentistry, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Syed Sadatullah
Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Biology and Department of Dental Education, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, 3263, Abha 61471
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.206374

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Background: Professionalism as a concept is complex and is associated with multiple factors including patients' age, gender, education qualification, ethnic background in addition to their social, psychological, and economic status. Aim: The objective of this study was to assess patients' perceptions of professionalism practiced by students during clinical practice. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was given to 215 new patients attending Comprehensive Care and Intern Clinics at King Khalid University College of Dentistry Campuses. They were asked to respond to specific questions regarding student behavior and communication during treatment procedure. Results: Results revealed that majority of the students displayed professional appearance and behavior. However, they need to emphasize more on answering treatment-related patient's questions and doubts. Students and support staff need to make sure patients sign the informed consent form only after reading it completely. Conclusion: Results also indicate that dental students practice professionalism when they are trained right from the beginning of the dental program.


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