Awareness, knowledge, and attitude of dentistry students in Kerman towards evidence-based dentistry

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INTRODUCTION Evidence-based care helps dentists provide quality dental services to patients, and such care is based on the use of reliable information about treatment and patient care from a large number of papers, books, and published textbooks. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, awareness, and attitude of dentistry students towards evidence-based dentistry. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, all dentistry students who were studying in their sixth semester and higher in the Kerman School of Dentistry (n = 73) were studied. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 17 and the independent-samples t-tests and the ANOVA test. RESULTS The means of the students' knowledge, awareness, and attitude scores were 29.2 ± 10.8, 29.9 ± 8.12 and 44.5 ± 5.3, respectively. Among demographic variables, only the number of semesters showed a significant difference with knowledge, awareness, and attitude of dentistry students toward evidence-based dentistry (p = 0.001). CONCLUSION According to the results of this study, knowledge and awareness of dentistry students at Kerman University of Medical Sciences towards evidence-based dentistry were average and have a neutral attitude. Thus, providing necessary training in this regard will cause promoting the knowledge, awareness, and improved attitudes of dentistry students.

DOI: 10.19082/2366

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@inproceedings{Sarani2016AwarenessKA, title={Awareness, knowledge, and attitude of dentistry students in Kerman towards evidence-based dentistry}, author={Arezoo Sarani and Melika Sarani and Mohammad Esmaeli Abdar and Zahra Esmaeili Abdar}, booktitle={Electronic physician}, year={2016} }