Continuing Professional Education: To Save or Not to Save a Tooth - How to Teach Dental Students about Prognosis


Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10:00am to 11:00am


Webinar via Zoom

To Save or Not to Save a Tooth: How to Teach Dental Students about Prognosis

Speaker: Dr. Aram Kim

Abstract: As emphasized by the CODA standards, in-depth teaching of prognosis of oral disorders and treatment complexity is crucial in the predoctoral education. When and how these topics are taught is left to each school to decide independently. This talk will explain the educational methods and tools that U.S. dental schools are currently using to teach tooth prognosis and treatment complexity determination and have open discussion among the educators. This talk will also introduce the process of designing the study and the outcome of national survey on current educational practices in tooth prognosis and determination of treatment complexity in U.S. dental schools.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the current educational practices in tooth prognosis and treatment complexity determination in U.S. dental schools
  2. Identify the educational tools that are frequently used in U.S. dental schools
  3. Analyze and evaluate the outcome of the study and compare with educational practices at their own education institutions
  4. Describe the process of designing an educational survey-based research study and apply knowledge for their future research ideas

Tuition: Free, non-credit course

Course Prerequisites: None required

Conflict of Interest: None reported by speaker

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ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Harvard School of Dental Medicine designated this activity for 0 continuing education credits.