Table 6.

Opinions of academic deans/administrators/faculty members on the individual parameters regarding oral-systemic disease at their institution, by number and percentage of total respondents

Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeDon’t KnowTotal
1. The clinical faculty in our school are knowledgeable about oral-systemic research.14.0% (6)55.8% (24)25.6% (11)— (0)4.7% (2)43
2. The faculty who teach about the oral-systemic associations know how to critically evaluate the literature and determine levels of evidence for associations between them.51.2% (22)46.5% (20)2.3% (1)— (0)— (0)43
3. We need more experts at our school who can teach this subject to our dental students.7.0% (3)51.2% (22)32.6% (14)9.3% (4)— (0)43
4. Dental students should be able to assess a patient’s periodontal condition and appropriately advise them about possible systemic complications.55.8% (24)41.9% (18)— (0)2.3% (1)— (0)43
5. Dentists will play an important role in the future in assessing patients’ risk for systemic complications due to oral health status.55.8%) (2437.2% (16)7.0% (3)— (0)— (0)43
6. Our dental students are knowledgeable about the role of inflammation and its impact on oral-systemic complications.32.6% (14)55.8% (24)11.6% (5)— (0)— (0)43
7. Our school does an excellent job of didactically teaching dental students regarding the oral-systemic connection.25.6% (11)55.8% (24)14.0% (6)— (0)4.7% (2)43
8. Our school does an excellent job of evaluating dental students’ knowledge regarding the oral-systemic connection in the clinical setting.25.6% (11)25.6% (11)37.2% (16)4.7% (2)7.0% (3)43
9. Our school could use more evidence-based educational materials (slides, pamphlets, etc.) to help teach these concepts to dental students.14.0% (6)72.1% (31)11.6% (5)2.3% (1)— (0)43
10. Nurses and physicians in our geographic location (city, state, region) are well educated about oral-systemic associations.2.4% (1)7.1% (3)50.0% (21)26.2% (11)14.3% (6)42
11. Nurses and physicians in our health science center or academic campus are well educated about oral- systemic associations.2.3% (1)20.9% (9)48.8% (21)14.0% (6)14.0% (6)43
12. In general, nurses and physicians are knowledgeable about oral health and its relationship to systemic disease.2.3% (1)11.6% (5)60.5% (26)18.6% (8)7.0% (3)43
13. Our school needs to provide more content to dental students on the relationship between oral disease and systemic health.7.0% (3)46.5% (20)39.5% (17)— (0)7.0% (3)43
14. Our dental students are knowledgeable about how to work in interdisciplinary teams to promote oral-systemic health.4.9% (2)48.8% (20)31.7% (13)7.3% (3)7.3% (3)41
Answered question43
Skipped question7