Table 1: Participants’ demographics and characteristics.

VariableValue

Age, years (mean, standard deviation, and range)51 ± 13 (26–78)
Gender, male/female (total number, percentage)172 (67%)/84 (33%)
Highest level of education (total number, percentage)
 Professional doctorate243 (97.5%)
 Academic master5 (2%)
 PhD1 (0.4%)
Areas of practice (total number, percentage)
 General dentist178 (73%)
 Orthodontists20 (8%)
 Endodontist9 (4%)
 Prosthodontics5 (2%)
 Periodontist7 (3%)
 Oral surgeon7 (3%)
 Other18 (7%)
Years of practice (total number, percentage)
 0–536 (15%)
 6–1026 (11%)
 11–1521 (9%)
 16–2020 (8%)
 21–2532 (13%)
 26–3032 (13%)
 31–3537 (15%)
 36–4023 (9%)
 41–4513 (5%)
 46–505 (2%)
 51–551 (0.4%)
 >561 (0.4%)
Continuum educational course in TMD
 Yes150 (61%)
 No95 (39%)