Table 1

Demographic characteristics of respondents from traditional and PBL curricula

CharacteristicsTraditionalPBL
Number (%)Number (%)
Gender55 (53%)Male87 (55%)
49 (47%)Female72 (45%)
Year of graduation199710 (10%)200429 (18%)
199815 (14%)200532 (20%)
199919 (18%)200635 (22%)
200030 (29%)200733 (21%)
200130 (29%)200830 (19%)
Type of current dental practiceAssociate72 (69%)86 (54%)
Partnership8 (8%)3 (2%)
Principal5 (5%)8 (5%)
Postgraduate training5 (5%)8 (5%)
University4 (4%)3 (2%)
Public hospital3 (3%)8 (5%)
Private hospital01 (1%)
Government3 (3%)33 (21%)
Others3 (3%)9 (6%)
Worked in different types of practiceNo43 (41%)113 (71%)*
Yes61 (59%)46 (29%)
Nature of current practiceNon-solo56 (54%)92 (58%)
Solo48 (46%)67 (42%)
  • * P<0.001