The Journal of Dental Sciences and Education deals with General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral diagnosis and DentomaxilloFacial Radiology, Endodontics, Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Implantology, Dental Education and other dentistry fields and accepts articles on these topics. Journal of Dental Science and Education publishes original research articles, review articles, case reports, editorial commentaries, letters to the editor, educational articles, and conference/meeting announcements. This journal is indexed by indices that are considered international scientific journal indices (DRJI, ESJI, OAJI, etc.). According to the current Associate Professorship criteria, it is within the scope of International Article 1-d. Each article published in this journal corresponds to 5 points.

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Caries risk assessment and caries management by risk assessment after graduation: university dental school alumni use, attitudes, and beliefs
Aims: This project examined the acceptance and use of Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) by the university dental school alumni after graduation.
Methods: In 2011, a university dental school implemented a CAMBRA Competency Examination (CE) for assessing students’ ability to conduct a caries risk assessment and preventive plan. A survey was distributed in 2020 to 5,000 university dental school alumni who graduated between 1975 and 2019 which assessed their use and beliefs regarding Caries Risk Assessment (CRA). Alumni were placed into two groups for purposes of analysis: Group 1(G1): those who graduated prior to 2013 (n= 373) and Group 2 (G2) : those who graduated in or after 2013 (n=213).
Results: There was an overall response rate of 12% as 586 alumni responded to the survey. Overall, most (82.59%) of the survey respondents routinely assessed for caries risk, with 31.82% using a standardized tool. 42.83% of the respondents strongly agreed that CRA could predict the risk of future caries. There were significant differences between groups in terms of routine use of CRA (39.68% in G1 vs 48.36% in G2); very strong belief that a dentist’s use of CRA can predict the future risk of caries (39.68% vs 48.36%); extreme importance of active caries when determining a preventive plan (38.16% vs 53.43%); and always treating children with incipient lesions with in-office fluoride (61.56% vs 76.02%) (all p<.05).
Conclusion: The alumni who graduated after the implementation of the competency examination used CAMBRA to a greater extent than those who graduated before its implementation, suggesting a possible paradigm shift.

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