ERIC Number: ED449699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Health in the Dental School Curriculum: Report of a Survey & Recommendations.
Silverton, Susan; Sinkford, Jeanne; Inglehart, Marita; Tedesco, Lisa; Valachovic, Richard
This report presents the analytical results of a survey of U.S. and Canadian dental schools conducted during 1997 by the American Association of Dental Schools. It documents how women's health and oral health issues are addressed in the curriculum. It also presents an annotated bibliography of research involving oral and craniofacial health and disease in women, as well as articles and other documents related to dental education and women's health. Finally, several recommendations on incorporating women's health issues in dental school curricula are offered. The report is the most comprehensive study of its type to look at how women's health and gender-related issues are taught in the basic and clinical sciences in dental schools and serves as a follow-up to the Department of Health and Human Services' earlier study of women's health in medical education. The report documents that overall, dental schools do not address a broad range of women's health issues in their curricula, although they indicate a positive attitude toward such issues. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.; Office of Research on Women's Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Identifiers: Canada; United States