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Quality Improvement and Future Directions of Dental Education

M. Shivasakthy, K.R. Sethuraman, Carounanidy Usha

Citation Information : Shivasakthy M, Sethuraman K, Usha C. Quality Improvement and Future Directions of Dental Education. 2016; 6 (1):1-5.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-6-1-1

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Education being an open system undergoing changes from time to time, there is a current need to overcome the disparities and match the demands from all perspectives. The future dentists need to be trained in terms of critical thinkers and problem solvers and more as an oral physician who can work in an interdisciplinary fashion. They should be highly equipped with technology and evidence based dentistry. The next generation students training methods should also change to digitally equipped versions and social Medias need to be used as means of professional platform as well. Learner centred education in the form of choice based credit system can help the institutions to achieve the desired outcomes providing cafeteria approach to the learners. The future direction of dental education is to propose, implement and improve quality initiatives in each step of curricular process.


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