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Dental students are in dental education training to be dentists.

Personality characteristics of dental students

Attitudes of dental students

Ergonomics of dentistry

Predicting the performance of dental students

Stress amongst dental students

Even in training dental students exhibit difficulties in dealing with the occupational stress of dentisttry, which reflects the stress amongst dentists later in their career

See also

References & Bibliography

Key texts


  • Margraf-Stiksrud, J. (1993). Motives and expectations of dental students: Prepared for future health care tasks? D-93018 Regensburg, Germany: S Roderer Verlag.


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Additional material




  • Abou-Rass, M. (1973). Effects of method of sequencing and amount of training on the acquisition and performance of psychomotor skills in preclinical endodontics: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Arnold, C. T. (1979). An investigation of instructional treatment and psychomotor aptitude on dental student skill learning: Dissertation Abstracts International.
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