Dental trauma learning facilitators for medical doctors: A viewpoint

Dent Traumatol. 2020 Apr;36(2):212-214. doi: 10.1111/edt.12541. Epub 2020 Jan 21.


It is important for medical doctors to be equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to manage dental trauma cases when patients present to them in an emergency. The aim of this paper is to identify facilitators (factors that enhance learning) that may impact on the ability and competency of medical doctors, who are expected to treat traumatic dental injuries (TDI), to appropriately treat and manage such cases. A change in medical curricula that is more inclusive of dental education and TDI management is imperative to promote effective teaching and learning of the treatment and management of dental trauma cases.

Keywords: dental trauma; facilitators; learning; medical doctor; medical education.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum
  • Emergencies
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Humans
  • Tooth Injuries / therapy*