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Table 3 Comparison between US and International Residents’ Experience in dentistry and research prior to periodontal residency program

From: Factors influencing international and U.S. dentists’ interest in advanced periodontal education: a pilot study

Experience in dentistry / research Dental Graduates p value
All
N = 58 (100%)
International
N = 20 (35%)
U.S
N = 38 (65%)
Worked as general dentist
 Yes 26 (44.8) 14 (70.0) 12 (31.6) 0.0056*
 No 32 (55.2) 6 (30.0) 26 (68.4)  
Advanced training in GeneralDentistry:
 Yes 13 (22.4) 6 (30.0) 7 (18.4) 0.2473
 No 45 (77.6) 14 (70.0) 31 (81.6)  
Master’s Degree / PhD. training in related field
 Yes 11 (18.9) 5 (25.0) 6 (15.8) 0.3037
 No 47 (81.1) 15 (75.0) 32 (84.2)  
Experience in research
 Yes 14 (24.1) 6 (30.0) 8 (21.1) 0.3274
 No 44 (75.9) 14 (70.0) 30 (78.9)  
Experience in externship/fellowship in a periodontics department prior to periodontics residency enrolment
 Yes 22 (37.9) 9 (45.0) 13 (34.2) 0.2999
 No 36 (62.1) 11 (55.0) 25 (65.8)  
No previous experience in dentistry / research
 Yes 13 (22.4) 0 (0) 13 (34.2) 0.0017*
 No 45 (77.6) 20 (100) 25 (65.8)  
  1. Chi-square/Fisher’s Exact Test
  2. *Significant at p < 0.05