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Vol. 68, No. 9
ISSN: 1488-2159
October 2002


Do Canadian Dentists Find Dental Research Useful?


• Christophe Bedos, DCD, PhD •
• Paul Allison, BDS, FDSRCS, PhD •

A b s t r a c t

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 edition of JCDA. By April 1, 2002, 2,788 questionnaires, representing a response rate of approximately 16%, had been returned. In this first article in a 3-part series, we address the theme of research utility. The results show that 82% of respondents think that dental research has an important or very important impact on the dental health of Canadians. Furthermore, 98% of respondents claim to have modified an element of their clinical practice after having been informed of some research results.


MeSH Key Words: attitude of health personnel; dental research; dentists
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