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Journal of Dental Specialities


Changing trends in dental education - Paradigm Shift


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Author Details: Nagda SJ

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 86

Article End Page : 88


Abstract

Current training in dental education in India is mostly traditional. The method followed all over is predominantly didactic i.e. lectures and laboratories for skills and clinical training. It is time to introspect and analyze the reasons our graduates are appearing for entrance examinations and repeating their graduation in various parts of the world. We need to assess our training program and see if it meets the needs of students and community; to see how it matches to the various dental training programs globally. Our fraternity has to be aware of the global changes that have occurred in the field of education. This will enable them to improve, innovate and strengthen their skills and the program. There are many challenges facing us. They range from teaching learning methods, curriculum innovations, assessment techniques and improving attitudes and communication skills. This article will be a preliminary article on dental education in India and a series of articles will follow to address some important and pressing issues.

Keywords:
Dental education, competency, Teaching learning methods, Assessment methods, Competency based education.