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A survey on undergraduate implant dentistry education in Europe.

Authors
  • De Bruyn, H1
  • Koole, S
  • Mattheos, N
  • Lang, N P
  • 1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Dental school, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of dental education : official journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
Publication Date
February 2009
Volume
13 Suppl 1
Pages
3–9
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2008.00557.x
PMID: 19281509
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This survey confirms that implant dentistry is part of the undergraduate curriculum, albeit with a disparity in time. Whereas implant dentistry is an important part of clinical practice, coverage in the curriculum is limited and when compared with 10 years ago, even stagnating. Priorities within the curriculum should be evaluated depending on demands and treatment needs of the population. To optimise education, learning guidelines should be developed, based on the expected competencies for practicing dentists. Undergraduate education may start the process that must continue through all levels of education, including the postgraduate level.

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