CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2019; 09(02): 57-63
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1694820
Original Article

Awareness Among Dental Undergraduate Students Regarding CAD/CAM Technology—A Survey Report

Sushmita V. Palanisamy
1  Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
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Chethan Hegde
1  Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
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Abstract

Background Contemporary dentistry is advancing toward computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. But the budding dentists are unaware about the advancement. This survey aims at detecting the level of awareness among the undergraduate students and then correlating those results to modify the future curriculum.

Objective The study aims (1) to assess the awareness among the dental undergraduate students and (2) to correlate the level of awareness among the third years, final years, and interns.

Sample Selection Study sample consist of 300 students (third year students, final year students, and interns) of A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. The information of the survey was collected with the help of a questionnaire.

Results More than 70% of the students were aware about the basic functioning of CAD/CAM unit and approximately 74% of the students were unaware about the materials used to fabricate the prosthesis using CAD/CAM technology.



Publication History

Received: 24 November 2018

Accepted: 15 January 2019

Publication Date:
10 February 2020 (online)

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