NEW ACCREDITTATION STANDARD FOR DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS ON HUMANISTIC ENVIRONMENT

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Abstract

Dental techniques and materials have changed dramatically in the past few decades, as have the expectations of patients, and the relationships among oral healthcare professionals and those they serve. The most current accreditation standards for dental education require that programs demonstrate success in preparing graduates for these relation- ships. The core approach emerging is that this part of dentistry should be built around humanism or respect for the dignity of all. This paper describes the new accreditation requirement, some of the historic need for change, the evolving environment of oral health care, and some programs that schools are developing to address these needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of the American College of Dentists
Volume83
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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