An outline of competencies and the appropriate postgraduate educational pathways in implant dentistry

Donos, N; Mardas, N; Buser, D (2009). An outline of competencies and the appropriate postgraduate educational pathways in implant dentistry. European journal of dental education, 13 Suppl 1, pp. 45-54. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2008.01528.x

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The use of dental implants has become a widely accepted and well-documented treatment option offering to both patients and dentists an alternative to traditional treatment modalities and at the same time opening a brand new area in dental postgraduate education. As such, it is necessary to define the competencies that the graduate student/dentist will need at the different levels of clinical practice in Implant Dentistry and the educational pathways that are required to convey those competencies in a structured manner. The present position paper provides an initial suggestion for the knowledge, skills and behaviour necessary for a graduate student to practice implant dentistry at the different levels of clinical complexity. An outline of the necessary competencies and structure of various levels of postgraduate university courses is provided together with different educational approaches to support them. The present paper should be evaluated as a platform for discussion for future development of postgraduate curricula in implant dentistry rather than a manual on how to design and operate such curricula.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology

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Buser, Daniel








Eveline Carmen Schuler

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04 Oct 2013 15:10

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