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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1338-1340

Assessment of perceived competency of interns toward dental practice

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Dental College and Hospital, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Periodontology, Dental Institute, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, Mithila Minority Dental College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
5 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, Indian Army Government of India, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India
6 Professor HOD, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, KIMS Dental College and Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Shankar Yadav
Department of Prosthodontics, Dental College and Hospital, Itaura, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_147_21

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Background: Many academic institutions have been cheering lecturers to execute flipped learning methodologies. The present study determined perceived competency of dental interns toward dental practice among various dental colleges. Materials and Methods: A total of 138 interns of dental college were provided with self-administered questionnaire with close-ended questions. All were instructed to read it and submit it. Results: Out of 138 subjects, there were 78 males and 60 females. The mean value for general patient management was 3.12 and 3.0 in males and females, periodontology and dental public health was 2.54 and 2.65, conservative dentistry was 2.70 and 2.82, oral rehabilitation was 2.32 and 2.30, orthodontics was 2.10 and 2.28, management of children and special needs patients was 2.52 and 2.64, oral and maxillofacial surgery was 2.49 and 2.42, and drug and emergency management was 2.62 and 2.60, respectively. Conclusion: Dental interns were well prepared toward dental practice.

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