Table 2

Summary of HSDM students’ perceptions of their experiences with prosthodontics during dental school, by number and percentage of total respondents in each survey group for each question

Classes of 2007–11Classes of 2012–16
NumberPercentageNumberPercentage
a) Experience with prosthodontic/restorative faculty positive?
 Yes12374%9976%
 Indifferent3018%2721%
 No148%54%
 Total167100%131100%
b) Do you enjoy doing dental laboratory work?
 Yes7847%6850%
 Indifferent3722%3526%
 No5231%3324%
 Total167100%136100%
c) Do you enjoy complicated/challenging restorative dentistry?
 Yes9154%7555%
 Indifferent4225%4432%
 No3420%1713%
 Total167100%136100%
d) Has the future need for prosthodontics been stressed at your school?
 Yes11468%7755%
 Indifferent3622%5137%
 No1710%118%
 Total167100%139100%