Table 3

Use of problem-based learning (PBL) as an instructional strategy in dental schools, by percentage of schools reporting

Survey, YearAll Courses Use PBLSome Course or
Course Components Use PBL
No Courses Use PBL
Kassebaum et al., 20045%59%36%
ADA survey, 2006–073.6%66.1%30.3%
ADA survey, 2008–093.5%64.9%31.6%
Haden et al., 20104%68%27%
ADA survey, 2010–113.4%65.5%31%
  • Note: The Kassebaum et al. survey was conducted in 2002–03 and was published in 2004; the Haden et al. survey was conducted in 2009 and was published in 2010.

  • Sources: Kassebaum DK, Hendricson WD, Taft T, Haden NK. The dental curriculum at North American dental institutions in 2002–03: a survey of current structure, recent innovations, and planned changes. J Dent Educ 2004;68(9):914–31; American Dental Association. 2006–07 survey of predoctoral dental education, volume 4: curriculum. Chicago: American Dental Association, 2008; American Dental Association. 2008–09 survey of predoctoral dental education, volume 4: curriculum. Chicago: American Dental Association, 2010; Haden NK, Hendricson WD, Kassebaum DK, et al. Curriculum change in dental education. J Dent Educ 2010;74(5):539–57; American Dental Association. 2010–11 survey of dental education, volume 4: curriculum. At: www.ada.org/SDE4_2010-11_final2.xlsx. Accessed 15 Oct. 2015.