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Dental students are in dental education training to be dentists.

Personality characteristics of dental students[]

Attitudes of dental students[]

Ergonomics of dentistry[]

Predicting the performance of dental students[]

Stress amongst dental students[]

Even in training dental students exhibit difficulties in dealing with the occupational stress of dentisttry, which reflects the stress amongst dentists later in their career

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References & Bibliography[]

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  • Abou-Rass, M. (1973). Effects of method of sequencing and amount of training on the acquisition and performance of psychomotor skills in preclinical endodontics: Dissertation Abstracts International.
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