ERIC Number: ED202257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced Dental Education: Recommendations for the 80's. Issues in Dental Health Policy.
American Association of Dental Schools, Washington, DC.
Six statements of working principles and 11 major recommendations falling within those areas, as established by the Task Force on Advanced Dental Education, are presented. Supporting recommendations are also provided. The six principles include: (1) no change is recommended in the present goal of predoctoral education, to prepare students for independent general practice; (2) the interests of society are best served by a profession of general practice dentists and on-going comprehensive care; (3) an adequate mix and number of dental specialists is needed to complement general practice care; (4) dentists with specialized training should engage primarily in their specialties; (5) educators and research scientists are essential to the profession and society, and their preparation must be ensured by the profession; and (6) change in such a diverse and complex profession should be realized gradually and with minimal disruption to the existing workforce. The 11 major recommendations address: monitoring predoctoral dental education; program capacity in advanced education for general practice; number of first-year clinical dental speciality positions; review and possible restructuring of specialty recognition; patient care revenues as a major source of advanced clinical program support; model general practice program development supported by government and other agencies; standard financial information system development for advanced programs; stipends for all dentists in advanced general practice education programs; increased support for education and research preparation programs; financial aid for dentists entering education and research programs; and creation of an independent commission on advanced education in medicine and dentistry. (MSE)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Dentistry, Family Practice (Medicine), Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education, Position Papers, Program Development, Researchers, Scientific Research, Specialization, Student Financial Aid
American Association of Dental Schools, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Dental Schools, Washington, DC.