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“A New Dentist for a New Century” Milan Sept. 1999. The Students' point of view. Nikos Mattheos, Immediate Past President European Dental Students Association (EDSA). Paris 1988 : E .C. D ental S tudents Committee is founded (EDS). Founded by the 12 by then E.U. country members.

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“A New Dentist for a New Century”Milan Sept. 1999

The Students' point of view

Nikos Mattheos,

Immediate Past President

European Dental Students Association (EDSA)


Paris 1988 :

E.C. Dental Students Committee is founded (EDS)

Founded by the 12 by then E.U. country members.


Bucharest 1997 : new constitution accepted

European Dental Students Association (EDSA)

Open to all National Dental Students Associations in all corners of Europe.


22 European Nations !

More than 45.000 Dental Students !

Full members

Associates and Observers

  • U.K.

  • IRELAND

  • GREECE

  • NETHERLANDS

  • PORTUGAL

  • SPAIN

  • SWEDEN

  • NORWAY

  • DENMARK

  • ROMANIA

  • SLOVENIA

  • CZECH REPUBLIK

  • CROATIA

  • MALTA

  • FRANCE

  • LITHUANIA

  • LATVIA

  • SLOVAKIA

  • GERMANY

  • POLAND

  • BULGARIA

  • HUNGARY


European Dental Students Association (EDSA)


European Dental Students Association (EDSA)


European Dental Students Association (EDSA)

  • Magazine , Newsletters and Communication

  • Internet meeting point and information

  • Exchange and mobility

  • Student research projects

  • Distant Learning

  • Summer Universities

  • Congress, Scientific events


European Dental Students Association (EDSA)


"The EDSA Survey"

Together we can make the difference!

Nikos Mattheos, Natalia Porras Leal , Casper P. Bots


The Survey

  • Descriptive, One-Off, Cross Sectional

  • Data collected through closed Questionnaire

  • Sample is 863 randomly selected dental students of all study years in 22 European Universities , spread in 13 countries.


The Survey

Participating Dental Faculties:

  • ACTA, Netherlands

  • Athens, Greece

  • Compultence of Madrid, Spain

  • Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Cluj-Napoca , Romania

  • Gothenborg, Sweden

  • Groningen, Netherlands

  • Karolinska of Stokholm, Sweden

  • Malmo, Sweden

  • Oslo, Norway

  • Paise Vasko, Spain

  • Pecs, Hungary

  • Pilsen, Czech Republic

  • Santiago, Spain


The Survey

Participating Dental Faculties:

  • Semelweis of Budapest, Hungary

  • Timisoara, Romania

  • Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland

  • Umea, Sweden

  • Wroclau, Poland

  • Zagreb, Croatia

  • PJ Safarik, Slovakia


The Survey

  • Simple random selection through student association list (every tenth)

  • 863 students (approximately 10%)

  • Data through closed questionnaire


The Survey


The Survey

Organising of the sample in 4 groups:

  • Athens

  • Madrid

  • Santiago

  • Paise Vasko

  • Barcelona

South North West East

  • Umea

  • Stokholm

  • Malmo

  • Copenhagen

  • Oslo

  • Gothenborg

  • Amsterdam

  • Dublin

  • Groningen

  • Cluj-Napoca

  • Pecs

  • Semelweis

  • Pilsen

  • Timisoara

  • Wrocklau

  • Zagreb

  • Slovakia


The Survey

Survey Topics:

1. General Medicine and Basic Science Education

2. Methodology in Education

3. Dental Education matters

4. European aspects of dental education and

5. Thoughts on the future


The Survey 1. General Medicine and Basic Science

Do you think that GeneralMedicine subjects in your Curriculum should take :


The Survey 1. General Medicine and Basic Science

Should Dental students attend the Basic Sciences courses together with the Medical Students?


The Survey 2. Methods

You think that Problem Based Learning is :

  • A: a great way of learning

  • B: a good way of learning, BUT it presents certain disadvantages

  • C: not an efficient way of learning

  • D: something you haven’t heard about before

  • E: something you’ve heard but you don’t really care


The Survey 2. Methods

You think that Problem Based Learning is :


The Survey 2. Methods

Why do you think that Problem Based Learning is a great way of learning?

  • A:Better prepares you for professional life

  • B:better motivates you to work on your own

  • C:it encourages your initiative and independence

  • D:it’s more fun

  • E:other reasons


The Survey 2. Methods

Why do you think that Problem Based Learning is a great way of learning?


The Survey 2. Methods

What do you think are the disadvantages of Problem Based Learning?

A: too much responsibility on your own

B:You think there are a lot of relevant aspects you may miss

C:You think it demands too much effort from your part

D:You are afraid you will be misguided in your study

E:other reasons


The Survey 2. Methods

What do you think are the disadvantages of Problem Based Learning?


The Survey 2. Methods.

Do you think that educators in Dentistry must be specialists?


The Survey 2. Methods

Do you think that postgraduate students can be of some assistance to Dental students?


The Survey 3. Dental Education

How do you prepare yourself for exams?


The Survey 3. Dental Education

Do you think that your education prepares you well for your professional life?


The Survey 3. Dental Education

When do you think it is appropriate time to start working with patients?


The Survey 3. Dental Education

Do you think you’re having enough practice with patients?


The Survey 3. Dental Education

Your opinion about the duration of the Dental Curriculum is that it should be :


The Survey 3. European aspects

Are you interested in participating in exchange programmes (Socrates, etc) ?


The Survey 3. European aspects

Are you willing to go on an exchange without a supporting grant?


The Survey 3. European aspects

Your opinion about standardising all Dental Education Programmes in Europe is that :

  • A: It’s not worth and each country has to concentrate on its own demands and in its own way of Dental Education

  • B: It’s a great idea since the more we work together the more we can improve dentistry in Europe for all of us.

  • C: no reply


The Survey 3. European aspects

Your opinion about standardising all Dental Education Programmes in Europe is that :


The Survey 3. European aspects

Did you know there was a European Dental Students Association (EDSA) ?


The Survey 3. European aspects

Did you know there was an Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) ?


The Survey 3. European aspects

Distribution of positive replies in the question “Did you know about EDSA / ADEE” in 22 Universities.


The Survey 3. European aspects

Do you find it useful that EDSA collaborates closer with ADEE?


The Survey 5. Thoughts on the future

Do you think you will finish your studies in the time you are expected to?


The Survey 5. Thoughts on the future

Are you afraid of not being able to find a job at the end of your studies?


The Survey 5. Thoughts on the future

What would you like to do once you graduate?


The Survey 5. Thoughts on the future

What would you like to do once you graduate?


The Survey 5. Thoughts on the future

What would you like to do once you graduate?


The Survey 5. Thoughts on the future

What would you like to do once you graduate?

Are you afraid of not being able to find a job at the end of your studies?


Matilda Vukovic Zagreb

A.C. Sundberg Umea

Frederik Lundstrom Goteborg

Patrik Wieslander Malmo

Orang Dadashian Stockholm

Rahele Ershad-Sarabi

Natalia Porras Leal Spain

Martina Kopsakova Slovakia

Jiri Svolanek Pilsen

Declan Furlongd Dublin

Patrick Dublin

Kostas Mpouras Athens

Spyros Toumazou Athens

Pia Rosasco Copenhagen

The EDSA Survey Network !


Knut Johan BereOslo

Inaki CerkadilloUPV

Ana Berlanga Madrid

Eszter Somogyi Budapest

Bea Benke Pecs

Leonard Janik Semmelweis

Yiannis Krallis Athens

T. Boelman Copenhagen

Olga Jankovic Netherlands

Stefan Stratul Timisoara

Gab. Anghel Cluj-Napocca

A.Sokolowska Wroclaw

Dag Anders Oslo

The EDSA Survey Network !


“If once in your life you had the chance to address all of your professors for a few minutes, what would be the one thing you would like to tell or ask them?”

Kostas,

3rd year Student, University of Athens:

“...keep up the good work…!”


“A New Dentist for a New Century”Milan Sept. 1999

Thank you!


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