Table 2.

Fourth-year nonresponders (NR) vs. fourth-year respondents (R) comparing mean levels of interest in dental specialization and practice arrangements as reported in the Year 1 survey

Specialty or Practice TypeFourth-Year Survey ResponsenMeanSDSignificance
*Interest in Dental Specialty Area: 1=Not interested at all; 5=Very interested
†Likelihood of Practice Arrangement one year after graduation: 1=Not at all likely; 5=Very likely
Endodontics*NR2783.051.340.395
R1352.931.38
PeriodonticsNR2772.741.360.121
R1362.531.23
ProsthodonticsNR2762.681.260.634
R1352.751.27
Oral SurgeryNR2762.931.390.313
R1363.081.37
Pediatric DentistryNR2773.211.400.355
R1343.071.48
OrthodonticsNR2803.651.330.199
R1373.471.36
Oral PathologyNR2752.371.270.234
R1352.211.19
AEGDNR2812.761.380.101
R1382.531.31
GPRNR2812.911.310.823
R1382.941.39
Solo Owner†NR2812.541.270.098
R1382.321.27
PartnerNR2823.461.220.383
R1383.571.25
AssociateNR2803.421.350.312
R1383.561.30