The aim of this joint CDA–IMHA study was to investigate what Canadian dentists think about the utility of dental research. A questionnaire was sent to all dentists in Canada with the December 2001 JCDA. By April 1, 2002, 2,788 questionnaires, representing a response rate of approximately 16%, had been returned. In this second article in a 3-part series, we address the theme of research accessibility. The study results show that while 75% of respondents think that research results are easily accessible, 90% would like them to be more accessible. For clinical dentists, the most important source of information about research is generalist dental journals ( JCDA in particular), while teachers/researchers prefer specialist journals. In addition, clinical dentists prefer to learn about research through clinical practice guidelines rather than conventional scientific reports.
Are the Results of Dental Research Accessible to Canadian Dentists?
• Christophe Bedos, DCD, PhD •
• Paul Allison, BDS, FDSRCS, PhD •
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MeSH Key Words: attitude of health personnel; dental research; dentists
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