Table 2

Number of contact hours in physiology courses for dental students

MeanMedianRange
Current survey (N=41)91.88215–480
2010–11 ADA survey1 (N=58)97.19434–260
2008–09 ADA survey2 (N=57)102.59522–312
2003–04 ADA survey3 (N=55)102.29845–265
1999–2000 ADA survey4 (N=55)113.19843–511
  • Note: Comparison of physiology contact hours with ADA surveys shows contact hours have remained relatively stable over the past fifteen years with a recent trend of reduction.

  • Sources:

  • 1 American Dental Association. 2010–11 survey of dental education, volume 4: curriculum. At: www.ada.org/1621.aspx. Accessed: August 30, 2013.

  • 2 American Dental Association Survey Center. 2008–09 survey of dental education: curriculum. Vol. 4. Chicago: American Dental Association, 2010.

  • 3 American Dental Association Survey Center. 2003–04 survey of predoctoral dental education: curriculum. Vol.

  • 4 Chicago: American Dental Association, 2005. 4. American Dental Association Survey Center. 1999–2000 survey of predoctoral dental education: curriculum. Vol. 4. Chicago: American Dental Association, 2001.