Table 4.

Correlations between student and alumni perceptions of their dental education and their professional behavior/behavioral intentions

Dental school prepared me well
for my professional life.to treat patients from different socioeconomic backgrounds.to treat patients from different ethnic/racial groups.to treat patients with disabilities.to treat patients in different types of communities.to gain insights into the barriers to oral health care.to become aware of problems related to oral health.
I treat
    • a diverse patient population..17
 p<.001.13
 p=.003.13
 p=.003.07
 p=.128.12
 p=.005.13
 p=.003.15
 p=.001
    • patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds..11
 p=.010.08
 p=.072.14
 p=.001.14
 p=.001.12
 p=.004.13
 p=.002.11
 p=.009
    • patients with disabilities..04
 p=.329.09
 p=.036.11
 p=.013.22
 p<.001.13
 p=.003.16
 p<.001.14
 p=.001
    • underserved patients..10
 p=.015.15
 p<.001.09
 p=.031.12
 p=.007.10
 p=.023.14
 p=.001.16
 p<.001
I volunteer services to underserved patients..14
 p=.001.14
 p=.001.12
 p=.004.12
 p=.006.14
 p=.001.20
 p<.001.18
 p<.001
I address community needs..18
 p<.001.23
 p<.001.18
 p<.001.15
 p<.001.19
 p<.001.24
 p<.001.25
 p<.001
I make a positive difference on public issues..14
 p=.001.22
 p<.001.21
 p<.001.19
 p<.001.22
 p<.001.23
 p<.001.20
 p<.001
I like the opportunity to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds and interests..16
 p<.001.18
 p<.001.13
 p=.003.10
 p=.017.15
 p=.001.20
 p<.001.17
 p<.001