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Table 6 Distribution of reported choices for Future Career Plans of US Dental Graduates versus International Dental Graduates

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

Reported future plans of dental graduates All graduates
(n = 58)
US dental graduates
(n = 38)
International dental graduates
(n = 20)
p-value
Yes
n (%)
No
n (%)
Yes
n (%)
No
n (%)
Yes
n (%)
No
n (%)
 
Staying in the US 30 (51.7) 28 (48.3) 22 (57.9) 16 (42.1) 8 (40.0) 12 (60.0) 0.1539
Full time Academic Position 8 (13.8) 50 (86.2) 4 (10.5) 34 (89.5) 4 (20.0) 16 (80.0) 0.2706
Private Practice 42 (72.4) 16 (27.6) 27 (71.1) 11 (28.9) 15 (75.0) 5 (25.0) 0.5017
Part time Academic Position 14 (24.1) 44 (75.9) 6 (15.8) 32 (84.2) 8 (40.0) 12 (60.0) 0.0441*
Further Education 6 (10.3) 52 (89.7) 3 (7.9) 35 (92.1) 3 (15.0) 17 (85.0) 0.3372
Practice in Home Country 7 (12.1) 51 (87.9) 1 (2.6) 37 (97.4) 6 (30.0) 14 (70.0) 0.0052*
  1. Wilcoxon two-sample test
  2. *Significant at p < 0.05