DENTAL PROFESSIONS QUESTIONNAIRE
SCHOOL OF DENTAL SCIENCE
(Dental Professionals Questionnaire)
Recent discussions in academic and political circles in Namibia are concerned with the establishment of a Dental School in Namibia. As members of the dental profession who are passionate about the future of our profession, it is absolutely essential that we are part and parcel of the process of evaluating the need and demand for such an institution.
The aim of this questionnaire is threefold; First to establish the knowledge level of members about the intended Dental School and two to establish those who may be in a position to contribute to the development, maintenance and advancement of a national institution from where we may seek academic guidance on the future development of our careers.
As important “stakeholders” in this consideration, and the only profession who have the expertise in this field, it is vitally important and I would urge you to please give a few minutes to this important task to have your voice heard. The small you say will have a decisive impact on the future of dentistry in Namibia.
The questionnaire, once analysed, the results will be published on the website of the Namibian Dental Association and made available to the Medical School to assist in their planning and exploration process of the School of Dental Sciences.
Please aim to complete this questionnaire before the 30th July 2012 (at the latest) to have your voice heard.
Tick as appropriate. You may tick more than one answer were necessary:
a. 25 - 30
b. 31 - 35
c. 36 - 40
d. 41 - 45
e. 46 - 50
f. 51 - 55
g. 56 - 60
h. 61 - 65
i. 65 +
3. At what age do you wish to retire?
b. >55 <65
c. >65 <70
4. Year of first qualifying as dentist
1990 - 1995
1996 – 2000
2001 – 2005
2006 – 2010
Your Profession and qualifications
5. Are you a
b. Dental Therapist
c. Dental Hygienist
6. Country where basic dental qualification was awarded
a. South Africa
b. Any other African country
c. Western European Country
d. Eastern European Country
e. Scandinavian Country
f. South America
g. North America
7. Do you hold a registrable additional postgraduate dental qualification ?
a. Masters degree
c. Medical Degree
d. Dental Fellowship
8. Does the registrable post graduate dental qualification allow for registration as
b. Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon
e. Community Dentist
Your practice pattern
9. Are you a practice Principal
10. Are you a partner in a group practice
11. Are you an Associate
12. Are you an employee
13. Are you practising as any other
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