A joint CDA–Institutes of Muscoloskeletal Health and Arthritis study was undertaken to evaluate the dental research priorities of Canadian dentists. A self-complete questionnaire was sent to all dentists in Canada with the December 2001 JCDA. This last article in a 3-part series presents the results on funding priorities. By April 1, 2002, 2,788 questionnaires, representing a response rate of approximately 16%, had been returned. Of 8 broad areas of research, respondents identiﬁed areas related to treatments as the most important: 77% cited the evaluation of the effectiveness of techniques and treatments as high priority, 76% the development of treatments and 70% the development of materials. The areas judged less important were improvements in access to care (42%) and a better understanding of patient behaviour (25%). With respect to more speciﬁc research topics, the highest priority subjects were dental materials other than amalgam and periodontal diseases.
What Are the Research Priorities
of Canadian Dentists?
• Paul Allison, BDS, FDSRCS, PhD •
• Christophe Bedos, DCD, PhD •
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MeSH Key Words: attitude of health personnel; dental research; dentists
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