Scholarly Inquiry and Research: An assessment of graduate dental hygiene schools' requirements.

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    • Affiliation:
      Graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City Master's Degree in Dental Hygiene Program
      Professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
      Director of Graduate Studies, Division of Dental Hygiene at the University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
      Associate professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
      Professor emerita at the University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
      Adjunct professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
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    • Abstract:
      Purpose: Scholarly inquiry and research are core competencies for graduate dental hygiene education as defined by American Dental Education Association (ADEA). The purpose of this study was to examine how graduate dental hygiene programs in the United States (US) are meeting these competencies. Methods: The study sample consisted of the graduate programs in the US that award a terminal degree specific to dental hygiene (n=14). Graduate program directors were invited via email to participate in an electronic survey. The survey questions were developed based on the ADEA graduate dental hygiene education competency for scholarly inquiry and research. Descriptive statistics including frequencies and percentages were used to analyze the data. Exploration of relationships between variables were conducted using correlational analyses and t-tests. Results: A response rate of 71% was achieved (n=10). There was a significant difference in the minimum number of scholarly activity requirements between programs with lower student enrollments (M=4.43, SD=1.61) versus those with higher enrollments (M=2.00, SD=0; t(8)=2.51, p=.036). A negative correlation was found between the submission of a manuscript to a peer reviewed journal and the number of students accepted per year in the graduate program (r (10)= -.655, p <.05 ), indicating that students graduating from programs with larger enrollments were less likely to submit their scholarly work for publication. Conclusions: All program directors reported requiring students to participate in at least one scholarly activity as defined in the ADEA Core Competencies for Graduate Dental Hygiene Education. Program size was the biggest variable in relationship to the number of scholarly requirements. Schools with smaller enrollments required their students to participate in over twice the number of scholarly activities as compared to programs with larger enrollments. More research is needed to evaluate how graduate level dental hygiene programs are meeting the ADEA competencies.
    • Journal Subset:
      Allied Health; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • ISSN:
      1043-254X
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 8902616
    • Publication Date:
      20200831
    • Publication Date:
      20200831
    • Accession Number:
      145299993
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BRUNGARDT-DAVIS, K. L. et al. Scholarly Inquiry and Research: An assessment of graduate dental hygiene schools’ requirements. Journal of Dental Hygiene, [s. l.], v. 94, n. 4, p. 6–12, 2020. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145299993. Acesso em: 30 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Brungardt-Davis KL, Villalpando Mitchell T, Van Ness CJ, Gadbury-Amyot CC. Scholarly Inquiry and Research: An assessment of graduate dental hygiene schools’ requirements. Journal of Dental Hygiene. 2020;94(4):6-12. Accessed October 30, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145299993
    • APA:
      Brungardt-Davis, K. L., Villalpando Mitchell, T., Van Ness, C. J., & Gadbury-Amyot, C. C. (2020). Scholarly Inquiry and Research: An assessment of graduate dental hygiene schools’ requirements. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 94(4), 6–12.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brungardt-Davis, Karen L., Tanya Villalpando Mitchell, Christopher J. Van Ness, and Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot. 2020. “Scholarly Inquiry and Research: An Assessment of Graduate Dental Hygiene Schools’ Requirements.” Journal of Dental Hygiene 94 (4): 6–12. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145299993.
    • Harvard:
      Brungardt-Davis, K. L. et al. (2020) ‘Scholarly Inquiry and Research: An assessment of graduate dental hygiene schools’ requirements’, Journal of Dental Hygiene, 94(4), pp. 6–12. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145299993 (Accessed: 30 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brungardt-Davis, KL, Villalpando Mitchell, T, Van Ness, CJ & Gadbury-Amyot, CC 2020, ‘Scholarly Inquiry and Research: An assessment of graduate dental hygiene schools’ requirements’, Journal of Dental Hygiene, vol. 94, no. 4, pp. 6–12, viewed 30 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Brungardt-Davis, Karen L., et al. “Scholarly Inquiry and Research: An Assessment of Graduate Dental Hygiene Schools’ Requirements.” Journal of Dental Hygiene, vol. 94, no. 4, Aug. 2020, pp. 6–12. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145299993.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brungardt-Davis, Karen L., Tanya Villalpando Mitchell, Christopher J. Van Ness, and Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot. “Scholarly Inquiry and Research: An Assessment of Graduate Dental Hygiene Schools’ Requirements.” Journal of Dental Hygiene 94, no. 4 (August 2020): 6–12. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145299993.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brungardt-Davis KL, Villalpando Mitchell T, Van Ness CJ, Gadbury-Amyot CC. Scholarly Inquiry and Research: An assessment of graduate dental hygiene schools’ requirements. Journal of Dental Hygiene [Internet]. 2020 Aug [cited 2020 Oct 30];94(4):6–12. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145299993