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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864811/the-impact-of-research-on-the-future-of-dental-education-how-research-and-innovation-shape-dental-education-and-the-dental-profession
#1
Harold C Slavkin
Scientific inquiry and discovery are the fuel for education, research, technology, and health care in all the health professions: dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health sciences. The progression of discoveries from basic or fundamental to clinical research is followed by the progression from clinical to implementation and improved health outcomes and processes. Generally, implementation science is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings (e.g., basic, translational, behavioral, socioeconomic, and clinical) as well as other related evidence-based practices into standards of care, thereby improving the quality, effectiveness, and cost benefits of health care services...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864810/research-and-discovery-science-and-the-future-of-dental-education-and-practice
#2
Peter J Polverini, Paul H Krebsbach
Dental graduates of 2040 will face new and complex challenges. If they are to meet these challenges, dental schools must develop a research and discovery mission that will equip graduates with the new knowledge required to function in a modern health care environment. The dental practitioner of 2040 will place greater emphasis on risk assessment, disease prevention, and health maintenance; and the emerging discipline of precision medicine and systems biology will revolutionize disease diagnosis and reveal new targeted therapies...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864809/the-future-of-dental-schools-in-research-universities-and-academic-health-centers
#3
Laurie K McCauley
As a profession, dentistry is at a point of discernible challenge as well as incredible opportunity in a landscape of evolving changes to health care, higher education, and evidence-based decision making. Respecting the past yet driving forward, a well-mapped future course is critical. Orchestrating this course in a collaborative manner is essential for the visibility, well-being, and potentially the existence of the dental profession. The research performed in dental institutions needs to be contemporary, aligned with biomedical science in general, and united with other disciplines...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864808/oral-health-care-in-the-future-expansion-of-the-scope-of-dental-practice-to-improve-health
#4
Ira B Lamster, Noreen Myers-Wright
The health care environment in the U.S. is changing. The population is aging, the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasing, edentulism is decreasing, and periodontal infection/inflammation has been identified as a risk factor for NCDs. These trends offer an opportunity for oral health care providers to broaden the scope of traditional dental practice, specifically becoming more involved in the management of the general health of patients. This new practice paradigm will promote a closer integration with the larger health care system...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864807/how-research-training-will-shape-the-future-of-dental-oral-and-craniofacial-research
#5
Rena N D'Souza, John S Colombo
This is a critical time in the history of the dental profession for it to fully embrace the responsibility to safeguard its reputation as a learned profession. In this golden era of scientific and technological advances, opportunities abound to create new diagnostics, preventions, treatments, and cures to improve oral health. Dental schools are the largest national resource entrusted with the responsibility to educate, train, and retain oral health researchers who can leverage such technologies and research opportunities that will benefit the profession at large as well as patients...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864806/dental-therapists-as-new-oral-health-practitioners-increasing-access-for-underserved-populations
#6
Colleen M Brickle, Karl D Self
The development of dental therapy in the U.S. grew from a desire to find a workforce solution for increasing access to oral health care. Worldwide, the research that supports the value of dental therapy is considerable. Introduction of educational programs in the U.S. drew on the experiences of programs in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, with Alaska tribal communities introducing dental health aide therapists in 2003 and Minnesota authorizing dental therapy in 2009. Currently, two additional states have authorized dental therapy, and two additional tribal communities are pursuing the use of dental therapists...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864805/transforming-dental-technology-education-skills-knowledge-and-curricular-reform
#7
Anita M Bobich, Betty L Mitchell
Dental technology is one of the core allied dental health professions supporting the practice of dentistry. By definition, it is the art, science, and technologies that enable the design and fabrication of dental prostheses and/or corrective devices to restore natural teeth and supporting structures to fulfill a patient's physiological and esthetic needs. Dental technology educational programs are faced with serious challenges, including rapid changes in technology, inadequate funding for educational programs, and the need to develop curricula that reflect current industry needs...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864804/exploring-current-and-future-roles-of-non-dental-professionals-implications-for-dental-hygiene-education
#8
Hannah L Maxey, Christine Farrell, Anne Gwozdek
The health care system is undergoing transformation in which oral health is not only valued as an aspect of overall health, but health care delivery systems are aligning to better deliver total patient care. As a result of this transformation, education for many non-dental professionals incorporates oral health content to prepare them to practice in comprehensive delivery models. While some non-dental professionals already incorporate oral health care in their service, many opportunities exist for expansion of oral health care delivery by other non-dental professionals, including radiologic technicians, nursing staff, and human services professionals...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864803/preparing-the-future-dental-hygiene-workforce-knowledge-skills-and-reform
#9
Jacquelyn L Fried, Hannah L Maxey, Kathryn Battani, JoAnn R Gurenlian, Tammi O Byrd, Ann Brunick
With the health care delivery system in transition, the way in which oral health care services are delivered in 2040 will inevitably change. To achieve the aims of reduced cost, improved access, and higher quality and to advance population wellness, oral health care will likely become a more integrated part of medical care. An integrated primary care system would better meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and aging U.S. population with uneven access to health care services. By 2040, trends suggest that a smaller proportion of dental hygienists will work in traditional solo dental offices; many more will practice with multidisciplinary health care teams in large-group dental and medical practices and in a variety of non-traditional community settings...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864802/strengths-and-weaknesses-of-the-current-dental-hygiene-educational-system
#10
Cheryl Westphal Theile
The state of the dental hygiene educational system in the United States is evolving. The numbers of programs, extent of curricula, and diversity of students, faculty, and practice settings vary significantly across the country. New trends in workforce utilization and delivery models are challenging current educational foundations and mandating an interprofessional approach to both the education and practice of dental hygienists. This article presents an overview of the current state of dental hygiene education to create a baseline for discussion of desired educational models for 2040...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864801/the-evolution-of-the-dental-assisting-profession
#11
Connie Kracher, Carolyn Breen, Kim McMahon, Lorraine Gagliardi, Cara Miyasaki, Katherine Landsberg, Constance Reed
The objectives of this article are to describe the dental assistant's role in the dental delivery system; assess the educational structure of the dental assisting profession; and project factors likely to impact the future role of the dental assistant. The article summarizes the current status and trends of the dental assisting profession including general responsibilities, credentialing, and regulation. An overview of the workforce and parameters of employment is provided with a description of the broad scope of practice, education, and licensure options, which vary by state...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864800/integrated-medical-dental-delivery-systems-models-in-a-changing-environment-and-their-implications-for-dental-education
#12
Judith A Jones, John J Snyder, David S Gesko, Michael J Helgeson
Models and systems of the dental care delivery system are changing. Solo practice is no longer the only alternative for graduating dentists. Over half of recent graduates are employees, and more than ever before, dentists are practicing in groups. This trend is expected to increase over the next 25 years. This article examines various models of dental care delivery, explains why it is important to practice in integrated medical-dental teams, and defines person-centered care, contrasting it with patient-centered care...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864799/expected-changes-in-regulation-and-licensure-influence-on-future-education-of-dentists
#13
Frank A Catalanotto
This article is based on the following assumptions about dental care in the United States: there is an access to oral health care problem; the number of individuals with dental insurance is increasing; the demographics of the dental profession does not mirror the overall demographics of the U.S. population; and emerging oral health workforce models may help improve access to care. Based on these assumptions, this article explores related licensure and regulatory factors that will influence the education and practice of dentists in the future...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864798/future-organization-of-oral-health-services-delivery-from-2012-to-2042
#14
L Jackson Brown
The United States is currently experiencing a vortex of change in both general health and oral health care delivery, the ultimate outcome of which is still not well understood. The specific focus of this article is to examine the future organization of the oral health services delivery system (OHSDS) in the U.S., with special attention given to the role of large group dental practices (LGDPs) in that future. The article describes the various types of LGDPs and their ability to change the economic characteristics of the OHSDS...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864797/oral-health-research-and-scholarship-in-2040-executive-summary
#15
Peter J Polverini
This executive summary for Section 6 of the "Advancing Dental Education in the 21(st) Century" project provides an overview of five background articles that address the role of research and scholarship in dental education in the year 2040. Beginning with a historical account of research and discovery science in dentistry's evolution as a profession, the article then reviews the role of early thought leaders and organized dentistry in establishing research as a cornerstone of dental education and dental practice...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864796/the-allied-dental-professions-executive-summary
#16
Jacquelyn L Fried
This executive summary for Section 5 of the "Advancing Dental Education in the 21(st) Century" project addresses the current and future educational systems for dental assisting, dental hygiene, dental therapy, and dental laboratory technology. Nineteen experts prepared six background articles on the educational changes necessary for future roles and practices. The key issues addressed relate to delivery system changes, educational curricula, scopes of practice, regulatory measures, and the public's oral health...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864795/the-oral-health-care-delivery-system-in-2040-executive-summary
#17
Howard L Bailit
This executive summary for Section 4 of the "Advancing Dental Education in the 21(st) Century" project examines the projected oral health care delivery system in 2040 and the likely impact of system changes on dental education. Dental care is at an early stage of major changes with the decline in solo practice and increase in large group practices. These groups are not consolidated at the state level, but further consolidation is expected as they try to increase their negotiating leverage with dental insurers...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864794/developing-common-competencies-for-southeast-asian-general-dental-practitioners
#18
Supachai Chuenjitwongsa, Suchit Poolthong, Alison Bullock, Richard G Oliver
Current policy in Southeast Asian dental education focuses on high-quality dental services from new dental graduates and the free movement of dental practitioners across the region. The Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dental Councils have proposed the "Common Major Competencies for ASEAN General Dental Practitioners" to harmonize undergraduate dental education. This article discusses how the ASEAN competencies were developed and established to assist the development of general dental practitioners with comparable knowledge, skills, and attitudes across ASEAN...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864793/impact-of-a-differential-learning-approach-on-practical-exam-performance-a-controlled-study-in-a-preclinical-dental-course
#19
Sven-Olav Pabel, Anne-Kathrin Pabel, Jan Schmickler, Xenia Schulz, Annette Wiegand
The aim of this study was to evaluate if differential learning in a preclinical dental course impacted the performance of dental students in a practical exam (preparation of a gold partial crown) immediately after the training session and 20 weeks later compared to conventional learning. This controlled study was performed in a preclinical course in operative dentistry at a dental school in Germany. Third-year students were trained in preparing gold partial crowns by using either the conventional learning (n=41) or the differential learning approach (n=32)...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864792/color-blind-racial-beliefs-among-dental-students-and-faculty
#20
Yu Su, Linda S Behar-Horenstein
Providing culturally competent patient care requires an awareness of racial and cultural norms as well as a recognition of racism. Yet, there is a paucity of research devoted to this problem. In dental education, increased attention has focused on eliminating oral health care disparities due to ethnicity and race. Further investigation to determine the relationship between color-blind attitudes (failing to recognize the impact of race and racism on social justice) and dental educators' cultural competence is needed...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
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