Dentists’ requirements for continuing professional development in Ireland. A pilot study conducted at University College Cork

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dc.contributor.author Stewart, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Kinirons, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-13T10:27:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-13T10:27:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03
dc.identifier.citation Stewart C. and Kinirons M. (2015) 'Dentists’ requirements for continuing professional development in Ireland. A pilot study conducted at University College Cork', Journal of Irish Dental Association, 60 (1), pp. 40-44. en
dc.identifier.volume 60 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 40 en
dc.identifier.endpage 44 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2725
dc.description.abstract Aims: To determine the self-assessed continuing professional development (CPD) needs of dental practitioners and identify how each discipline can best be served by a dental CPD programme. To set findings in the context of the available literature and contribute to the development of CPD programmes. Method: Topics were arranged into eight disciplines: practice management; paediatric dentistry; preventive dentistry; orthodontics; behaviour management; dentistry for people with a disability; oral medicine and surgery; and, restorative dentistry. A web-based questionnaire was constructed and administered using a MarkClass 2.21 online survey tool. Results: Fifty-six self-reported assessment responses were received, with three-quarters of participants having graduated within the past 10 years. Topics in oral medicine and surgery attracted consistently high levels of interest. A tendency to favour topics with a perceived direct clinical application was observed. Topics recommended by the Dental Council as core areas for CPD were given a high level of priority by respondents. Conclusions: Traditional lectures remain a valued mode of CPD participation. Practical courses were valued across all dental topics offered. A varied approach to determining the requirements of dentists is essential to appropriately support the practitioner. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Dental Association en
dc.relation.uri http://www.dentist.ie/journal.5621.html
dc.rights © 2015, Irish Dental Association. en
dc.subject Dental continuing professional development en
dc.subject CPD en
dc.subject Postgraduate dental education en
dc.title Dentists’ requirements for continuing professional development in Ireland. A pilot study conducted at University College Cork en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Martin J. Kinirons, Oral Health and Development, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: m.kinirons@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2015-03-04T15:50:23Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Irish Dental Association en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.kinirons@ucc.ie en


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