Table 2

Characteristics of participants in surveys conducted in study

PopulationFaculty IncludedParticipants/Total Population SizeResponse RatePercentage
Southeast Class of 2015No77/8491.7%3.75%
Southeast Class of 2016No72/8386.8%3.70%
State 1 dental hygiene/dental assistant facultyYes49/6674.2%2.74%
Southeast Class of 2014No37/7847.4%2.07%
Southeast Class of 2018No92/15360.1%5.15%
Southeast Class of 2017No92/10097.9%5.15%
State 2 dental hygiene/dental assistants facultyYes171/29158.8%9.57%
Western dental #1 2013No163/29854.7%9.29%
National dentalNo381/91641.6%21.31%
Southeast facultyYes64/11555.7%3.58%
Western dental #2 fourth yearNo158/28655.2%8.85%
Western dental #2 first yearNo46/7263.9%2.58%
Midwest 1st yearNo88/9295.7%4.93%
Midwest faculty 2018Yes55/15735.0%3.08%
Western dental #3 first and third yearsNo63/6498.4%3.53%
Western dental #3 Class of 2013No65/65100%3.64%
Western dental #3 Class of 2016No68/6998.6%3.81%
Western dental #3 Class of 2018No61/6889.70%3.42%
  • Note: The “Percentage” column shows the proportion of participants from each population site that contributed to the overall number of participants. The “Population” designations refer to the location in the U.S. from where the participant sample was drawn. “Southeast,” “Western,” and “Midwest” refer to students from a dental school located in the southeastern, western, and midwestern U.S., respectively. “State” refers to dental hygiene/dental assistant programs in Florida. “National dental” refers to a sample of dental students drawn from dental schools across the U.S.