60 Minute Seminar
Educational Programs, Workshops, Seminars, New Idea Session, and Small Group Discussions
EI-005 - Toothaches Aplenty: Barriers Between New Dentists and Patients in Pain
Sunday, March 18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Sanibel Room
Target Audience: Faculty
Learning Focus: Emerging Issues and Trends
Dental Education: General Dentistry
A third-year dental student and faculty lead a discussion originating from an article illuminating the impact of barriers to needed dental care on quality of life. This seminar relates anonymous responses from current dental students across the curriculum in reaction to a patient-focused contemporary editorial on the persistent lack of access to dental care. Through a multi-perspective approach, this seminar strives to not only initiate critical discussions of people left out of the traditional access to private dental practice who need dental care, but also emphasize the need of curricula to introduce such concepts during formative dental training.
- Outline an implementation plan for discussions of access barriers for the uninsured and resource-limited.
- Identify two challenges patients face accessing needed dental care as presented in a contemporary editorial on the current delivery of dental care.
- Following discussion with a third-year student, relate the barriers accessing dental care for lower socio-economic populations to the current issues facing graduating dental students..