Paediatric dentistry experience of the first cohort of students to graduate from Dublin Dental School and Hospital under the new curriculum

Finucane, D. and Nunn, J. H. and O'Connell, A. C. (2004) Paediatric dentistry experience of the first cohort of students to graduate from Dublin Dental School and Hospital under the new curriculum. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 14 (6). pp. 402-408. ISSN 09607439 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Aim. To assess undergraduate clinical experience in Paediatric Dentistry in students graduating under a new curriculum. Methods. An audit using logbooks completed by 34 students for all patients for whom they had provided treatment in the university paediatric dentistry clinic. Results. A total of 177 child patients had received treatment from the students, age range 2-8 years. Students had performed an average of 13 restorative techniques. Sixty-eight percent had provided stainless steel crowns and 71% at least one pulpotomy for a primary tooth. All students had provided fissure sealants. Eighteen had carried out extractions and 8 had provided treatment for fractured incisors on this clinic. Conclusions. The cohort of students included had a wide range of experience of paediatric dentistry which compared favourably with accepted guidelines. A relative lack of experience of dental extractions currently remains a problem.

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Additional Information: Cited By :6; Export Date: 23 February 2015; Correspondence Address: Finucane, D.; Dept. of Pub. and Child Dent. Health, Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, Ireland; email: d.finucane@dental.tcd.ie; Chemicals/CAS: Pit and Fissure Sealants; Stainless Steel, 12597-68-1; References: Parsell, G., Bligh, J., The changing context of undergraduate medical education (1995) Postgraduate Medical Journal, 71, pp. 397-403; (1993) Regulations and Guidelines on the Undergraduate Curricula of Dental Schools in Ireland, , Dublin: Dental Council of Ireland; Hjørting-Hansen, E., The future dental education process (1996) Journal of Dental Education, 60, pp. 778-782; (2000) Report and Recommendations on Core Knowledge and Understanding - Prerequisites to Achieving Agreed Clinical Proficiencies (Competencies), , XV/E/8011/3/97-EN Orig. Brussels: European Commission Advisory Committee on the Training of Dental Practitioners; (2002) The First Five Years: A Framework for Undergraduate Dental Education, 2nd Edn., , London: General Dental Council; A policy document on fissure sealants in paediatric dentistry (2000) International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 10, pp. 174-177; (1996) Report and Recommendation Concerning Clinical Competencies Required for the Practice of Dentistry in the European Union, , XV/E/8316/8/93. Brussels: European Commission Advisory Committee on the Training of Dental Practitioners; Curriculum guidelines for predoctoral paediatric dentistry (1985) Journal of Dental Education, 49, pp. 607-610; Chambers, D.W., Competencies: A new view of becoming a dentist (1994) Journal of Dental Education, 58, pp. 342-345; Kelly, M., Shanley, D.B., McCartan, B., Toner, M., McCreary, C., Curricular adaptations towards problem-based learning in dental education (1997) European Journal of Dental Education, 1, pp. 108-113; Bell, R.A., Barenie, J.T., Myers, D.R., Trends and educational implications of treatment in predoctoral clinical pedodontics (1986) Journal of Dental Education, 50, pp. 722-725; Rodd, H.D., Change in undergraduate experience in clinical paediatric dentistry (1994) Journal of Dental Education, 58, pp. 367-369; Predrag-Charles, L., Schroth, R.J., Odium, O., De Vries, J., Singer, D., A program to ensure adequate clinical experience in undergraduate pediatric dentistry (2000) Journal of Dental Education, 64, pp. 440-444; Patil, N.G., Lee, P., Interactive logbooks for medical students: Are they useful? (2002) Medical Education, 36, pp. 672-677; Atkinson, J.C., Zeller, G.G., Shah, M.S., Electronic patient records for dental school clinics: More than paperless systems (2002) Journal of Dental Education, 6, pp. 634-642
Uncontrolled Keywords: sealant; article; clinical practice; cohort analysis; curriculum; dental clinic; dentistry; education program; endodontics; experience; human; incisor; medical school; medical student; normal human; pediatrics; tooth extraction; tooth fracture; training; Child; Clinical Competence; Cohort Studies; Crowns; Dental Audit; Dental Care for Children; Dental Restoration, Permanent; Hospitals, Teaching; Humans; Ireland; Molar; Pediatric Dentistry; Pit and Fissure Sealants; Pulpotomy; Schools, Dental; Stainless Steel; Teaching; Tooth, Deciduous
Depositing User: Colin Lowry
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 02:39
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2242

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