1. Course Rationale Good communication between dentists and their patients is necessary for the delivery of quality care. A thorough understanding of effective communication skills is important in seeking and obtaining informed consent, dealing with patients from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and managing adverse events or anxieties...Read More
Assessment of communication skills among dental students: a narrative review.
Abstract Background: Effective communication is crucial to the dentist-patient relationship. Part of the challenge that arises in integration of communication skills within dental education is in assessing attainment of these skills. This paper discusses the current evidence base surrounding assessment of communication skills among dental...Read More
The use of a clonazepam ‘lozenge’ protocol for the treatment of burning mouth syndrome: a retrospective study.
ABSTRACT Aims: Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is characterized by a burning oral dysesthesia that cannot be attributed to other local or systemic disease entities. Clonazepam is a medication typically prescribed for the management of epilepsy, but has also demonstrated some success in the management of BMS. The purpose of this retrospective study was to...Read More
Multiple choice questions as an assessment tool: history, rationale and a possible alternative for comparison.
Multiple choice questions (MCQs) continue to dominate dental education, particularly in the early years of basic sciences and knowledge-based assessment.(1) A key criticism of MCQs are that they tend to reflect “a combination of what the student knows, partially knows, can guess, or is cunning enough to surmise from cues in the questions.”(2) Emerging...Read More
SESSION TITLE: Visual and auditory indicators of maxillary sinusitis pain. 1. Teacher goals (general statement of what you, as the teacher, hope to achieve in this lesson) The purpose of this session is to introduce students to some commonly encountered visual and auditory indicators that imply a patient may be suffering from sinusitis. The teaching session...Read More