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How can Canadian graduate orthodontic programs better prepare their newly graduated orthodontists for the business challenges of orthodontic practice: An exploratory survey of Canadian orthodontists

  • Author / Creator
    Duncan, Marguerite A. Ntiamoa
  • An anonymous online survey of Canadian orthodontists was used to evaluate orthodontic practice management related background, training, needs and practices. Program directors of Canadian graduate orthodontic programs were contacted for details regarding their program’s educational opportunities in practice management. The survey response rate was 19% (136/713). Four out of five program directors responded. The majority of survey respondents expressed an opinion that their graduate program’s business exposure was insufficient, and more structured training would have been preferable. A structured course in practice management may best be contained within current program lengths, or with a short program length extension. Room for additional teaching time may be made in orthodontic programs by way of internal restructuring including reallocation of free time, research time and other didactic exposure, however respondent’s here did not feel a reduction in clinical exposure to make room for a structured practice management course was acceptable.

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  • Graduation date
    2010-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3N14M
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Medical Sciences - Orthodontics
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Major, Paul (Dentistry)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Varnhagen, Connie (Psychology)
    • Varhagen, Stanley (Faculty of Extension)
    • Flores-Mir, Carlos (Dentistry)