Awareness of Senior and Specialist Dental Student Toward the Importance of Cost Analysis and Business Practice Management: Cross Sectional Study from a Public University in Indonesia

Authors

  • Anisa Nur Halimah, Aulia Ramadhani

Keywords:

Dental students, awareness, practice management, private practice, cost analysis.

Abstract

Background: Dental students not only develop practical skills but also management skills. Dental students

must be able to understand how to determine cost analysis, which is a measure of the relationship between

costs and output. Objective: to determine the awareness of senior dental student toward the importance

of cost analysis and business practice management. Materials and Method: A cross-sectional study was

conducted using a questionnaire with closed-ended questions. The study sample included 119 participants

in Airlangga Dental College, Surabaya. Statistical analysis was performed by descriptive statistical analysis

and chi square tests. Results: One hundred nineteen questioners were returned and analyzed. BDS 95

students while the specialist was 24 students. It was seen that there are 79% of specialist students who have

a good level of confidence while in BDS students only 51% have a good level of confidence. BDS students

(42%) and specialist students (33%) indicated that their knowledge was sufficient about the costs of practice

management or business management. Conclusion: students have confidence in clinical skills but are not

quite sure about practice management knowledge. Students are also interested in increasing the range of

knowledge about business and practice management.

Author Biography

Anisa Nur Halimah, Aulia Ramadhani

1Graduate Student of Dental Health Sciene, Department Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine,

Universitas Airlangga, 2 Staff of Dental Public Health Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas

Airlangga

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Anisa Nur Halimah, Aulia Ramadhani. (2020). Awareness of Senior and Specialist Dental Student Toward the Importance of Cost Analysis and Business Practice Management: Cross Sectional Study from a Public University in Indonesia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1811-1815. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10680