Dental education in a flat world

Advocating for increased global collaboration and standardization

Martin Donaldson, Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot, Sharukh S. Khajotia, Anders Nattestad, Neil S. Norton, Laureen A. Zubiaurre, Sharon P. Turner

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Abstract

Globalization is a broad term referring to the increasing connectivity, integration, and interdependence of economies, societies, technologies, cultures, and political and ecological spheres across the world. This position paper was developed by a working group of the 2007 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute. The authors explore the effect that globalization has had on dentistry and dental education to date and hypothesize what dental education could look like in the years ahead. While the paper is written from a North American perspective, some of the authors bring international expertise and experience to the topic of global dental education in a flat world. Specific issues and barriers addressed in this position paper include variations in accreditation and licensure requirements in dental education throughout the world; the historical development of dental education models (odontology and stomatology) and the need for congruency of these models in the global environment; the competency-based model of education and its relevance to development and implementation of global dental competencies; and the slow adoption of technological advances in dental education for promoting collaborations and encouraging resource sharing among countries. These challenges are discussed as they affect the implementation of a standardized global dental education that can lead to improved access to oral health care services and better oral and overall health for the citizens of the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-420
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of dental education
Volume72
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

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Dental Education
education
Internationality
Oral Health
Competency-Based Education
Dental Models
American Dental Association
Oral Medicine
globalization
Health Services Accessibility
Accreditation
Licensure
dentistry
Dentistry
working group
health care services
historical development
Health Services
accreditation
interdependence

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Dentistry(all)

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Donaldson, M., Gadbury-Amyot, C. C., Khajotia, S. S., Nattestad, A., Norton, N. S., Zubiaurre, L. A., & Turner, S. P. (2008). Dental education in a flat world: Advocating for increased global collaboration and standardization. Journal of dental education, 72(4), 408-420.

Dental education in a flat world : Advocating for increased global collaboration and standardization. / Donaldson, Martin; Gadbury-Amyot, Cynthia C.; Khajotia, Sharukh S.; Nattestad, Anders; Norton, Neil S.; Zubiaurre, Laureen A.; Turner, Sharon P.

In: Journal of dental education, Vol. 72, No. 4, 01.04.2008, p. 408-420.

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Donaldson, M, Gadbury-Amyot, CC, Khajotia, SS, Nattestad, A, Norton, NS, Zubiaurre, LA & Turner, SP 2008, 'Dental education in a flat world: Advocating for increased global collaboration and standardization', Journal of dental education, vol. 72, no. 4, pp. 408-420.
Donaldson M, Gadbury-Amyot CC, Khajotia SS, Nattestad A, Norton NS, Zubiaurre LA et al. Dental education in a flat world: Advocating for increased global collaboration and standardization. Journal of dental education. 2008 Apr 1;72(4):408-420.
Donaldson, Martin ; Gadbury-Amyot, Cynthia C. ; Khajotia, Sharukh S. ; Nattestad, Anders ; Norton, Neil S. ; Zubiaurre, Laureen A. ; Turner, Sharon P. / Dental education in a flat world : Advocating for increased global collaboration and standardization. In: Journal of dental education. 2008 ; Vol. 72, No. 4. pp. 408-420.
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