Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 3

General Perception of Dental Students about Dentistry

Anshul Chaudhry1*, Girish Chaudhary2, Rajan Jairath3 and Kratima Jairath4

1Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, Christian Dental College, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2Reader, Department of Orthodontics, Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics, Christian Dental College, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
4BDS 1st Year Student, Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author: Anshul Chaudhry, Senior lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, Christian Dental College, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Received: January 25, 2017; Published: February 21, 2018

Citation: Anshul Chaudhry., et al. “General Perception of Dental Students about Dentistry”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.3 (2018).

Abstract

Aim: The study was aimed to get the views of students regarding motivating factors for opting dentistry as a career.

Material and Method: 400 dental students were given a set of questionnaire in the college and it was retrieved from them immediately after filling up.

Results: The motivating factors ranged from the factors related to job security, financial benefit and prestigious profession. There were few students who wanted to change their profession.

Conclusion: There should be more and more educating and interactive sessions for students at high school levels which may help them in opting a better career.

Keywords: Dental Students; Motivating Factors; Perception

Copyright: © 2018 Anshul Chaudhry., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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