Changes in the Clinical Training of Dental Students at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

James Lea, Michael McBride, Timothy Hottel

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Dental education is an ever evolving process due to continual advancements in patient treatment. This article provides the reader with a look into an educational process that affords the student with better clinical experience without an increase in clinical training hours. When a comprehensive care model of education is introduced into a traditional care setting, the comparison of procedures completed with the previous 5 years results indicate an increase in the number of amalgam and composite restorations placed of 26% and an increase in crowns placed of 32.9%. Integration of the dental hygiene program and additional remote sites afford new populations of patients where clinical skills can be developed which will result in a graduate more able to go directly into private practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association
Volume95
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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Dental Students
Dentistry
Dental Education
Clinical Competence
Oral Hygiene
Private Practice
Crowns
Students
Education
Population
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine(all)

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Changes in the Clinical Training of Dental Students at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. / Lea, James; McBride, Michael; Hottel, Timothy.

In: The Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, Vol. 95, No. 1, 01.03.2015.

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