Introduction: Artificial intelligence (AI) is a revolution in education, research and health. The aim of this study is to assess the views and perceptions of dental students regarding artificial intelligence and its impact on their future professional practice. Methods: A voluntary anonymous e-questionnaire was sent to all 4th and 5th year dental students of the Faculty of Dentistry after receiving a course on artificial intelligence. The questionnaire consisted of sections to assess students' knowledge of artificial intelligence and its possible applications in dentistry as well as ethical considerations. Statistical analysis of the data was carried out using SPSS version 23 software. Results: A total of 149 students out of 187 (71.4% female and 28.9% male) responded to the questionnaire, i.e. a response rate of 79.67%; the average age was 22 years +/- 1.014. Thus 43.50% of the students were not aware of artificial intelligence in general and 73.7% did not know its application in dentistry before the course. 43.18% totally agreed that artificial intelligence is a gain in dentistry while only 25.37% were very concerned about it in professional dental practice. 44.77% of the participants strongly agreed that ethical considerations should be taken into account when applying artificial intelligence in dentistry. Comparing the mean scores of students' knowledge of AI before the course (1.71/4) and after the course (2.40/4), the course significantly improved their knowledge (p=o,oo). Conclusion :Although the students have insufficient knowledge of artificial intelligence, they are interested in increasing their knowledge. They remain optimistic about the positive impact of artificial intelligence can have on their future dental exercise.
ELHIJAZI, Manal and BENYAHYA, Ihsane
"Artificial intelligence in dentistry : Knowledge and perceptions of Moroccan students,"
Health Sciences: Vol. 4
, Article 12.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.56264/2658-865X.1083
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