STUDY METHOD IN DENTISTRY (P1)
Current advanced dental training programs on the world focus on developing theoretical knowledge of biomedical medicine, basic dentistry, clinical professional knowledge and clinical practice skills.
In terms of professional theory, study method plays a significant role in building mindset and logical reasoning. With the right method, learners will quickly acquire, memorize and apply, because the ultimate goal of training dental practitioners is to create physicians in clinical (diagnostic and therapeutic) and SELF DEVELOPMENT.
That is why United States, one of the leading countries in Evidence-based medicine, selects Problem-based and Case-based methods in dental training.
Problem-based is a method of learning based on clinical problems. The main clinical problems are the conditions (medical conditions) that doctors encounter on patients. Learners will learn from the causes of a clinical problem.
Case-based is a patient-based case study method. A patient may have a combination of dental problems, a generalized pathology (such as endocrine disease, gastrointestinal disease, autoimmune disease, etc.) and bad habits (teeth grinding, chewing on one side, improper hygiene, etc.) affecting either directly or indirectly. These factors cause dental problems. In addition, the patient's gender - age - educational level - occupation and socio-cultural factors will be related to cooperative attitudes and therapeutic effects. Case-based learners will take on the role of a physician, receive and collect all information to make accurate diagnosis, an Appropriate Treatment Plan, and operate a Treatment Process to achieve efficacy. Optimal outcome on each case.
Clearly, Problem-based and Case-based are two methods based on the same way of thinking which are practical applications, helping learners focus on theories of clinical adherence and develop logical reasoning. , which eventually help to achieve maximum training effectiveness.
Dr. Yen Vo