Ganesh Jeevanandan

Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, NH48, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


  • Research   
    Preference of Practicing Dental Surgeons between Pediatric Dentistry Post-graduate Students and MDS Graduates for Pediatric Consultation: A Questionnaire Based Study
    Author(s): Palak Janiani* and Ganesh Jeevanandan

    Aim: To determine whether dentists prefer postgraduate students or MDS graduates for treating children and the reason for the same. Materials and Methods: A self-constructed questionnaire on a general dentist’s choice between post graduate students or MDS graduates for pediatric consultation having 11 questions was formulated and shared electronically. 165 responses were recorded which were then statistically analysed by the Chi-Square test. Results: 65.7% of dentists prefer calling a MDS graduate over a student (34.3%) for pediatric consultation despite the postgraduate student charging half the fees for the same treatment. MDS graduates (73.3%) were preferred over students (26.7%) even if a final year student was treating more cases on a daily basis than the MDS graduate. Conclusion: Regardless of cost or years of experience, the majority of dentists preferred those with an al.. Read More»

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