The Journal of the Kyushu Dental Society
Online ISSN : 1880-8719
Print ISSN : 0368-6833
ISSN-L : 0368-6833
Volume 77, Issue 1-2
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  • To improve the skills of clinical training dentists-
    Masafumi Oda
    2023 Volume 77 Issue 1-2 Pages 1-7
    Published: 2023
    Released on J-STAGE: June 16, 2024
    Intraoral radiography and panoramic tomography are one of the most important examinations in dental practice, even with the current general use of computed tomography. These radiographic examinations have very important role in determining treatment strategies in dentistry. Proper diagnosis requires proper projection techniques. Dental x-ray projection is one of the most important essential techniques, but it is a major barrier for clinically training dentists because of the special skills required. In order to avoid missing anything and to make an appropriate diagnosis, it is necessary a standardized procedure with a clear understanding of the main points. In this paper, the key points of radiographic projection and reading are described in order to assist the clinical resident dentist. This will enable them to effectively use the knowledge they have developed in their clinical practice.
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  • Shinji Yoshii
    2023 Volume 77 Issue 1-2 Pages 8-12
    Published: 2023
    Released on J-STAGE: July 11, 2024
  • Kazuo Sonoki, Sumio Akifusa, Inho Soh
    2023 Volume 77 Issue 1-2 Pages 13-24
    Published: 2023
    Released on J-STAGE: July 11, 2024
    At Kyushu Dental University's School of Oral Health Sciences, fourth-year dental hygiene students completed a nine-item questionnaire about the national examination for dental hygienists and the preparations that the University provides for the examination, the day after the students took the examination. We analyzed the answers of 98 students in four classes (5, 7, 8, and 9). The questionnaire items asked the students were about: (1) how difficult they found the national examination, (2) the University's preparations, (3) the general practice examination, (4) a proximate intensive lecture, (5) preparations that the University should provide hereafter, (6) what the students want to tell newer students, (7) request to university throughout the preparations, (8) the rank order in the simulation test, and (9) the commencement time for studying for the national examination. The answers revealed that 55.1% of the students found the national examination difficult, especially concerning the foundation problem; 76.8% of the students reported that the university's preparations were useful, whereas 5.3% of the students found the preparations useless. Over 80% of the students approved of the simulation test, the DHS preparatory school lecture, the proximate intensive lecture, and the general practice lecture, as revealed by our text mining of free comments. Some students requested improvements such as the use of a lecture room for study. Overall, the students highly valued the University's preparation, but it became clear that room for improvement remains.
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