Trends in postgraduate education in general dentistry

Aust Dent J. 1997 Jun;42(3):203-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1997.tb00123.x.


The explosion of knowledge coupled with a more diversified society have led to a new set of demands on dentists. For more than 20 years, dental educators and the profession have been concerned about the pressure on the university to ensure that every new graduate is fully competent to enter a dental practice independently and successfully. This paper reviews some of the innovations which are being employed to attempt to deal with these concerns. There is no one formula that can answer these concerns. Postgraduate training in general dentistry is becoming more widespread and may need further investigation. The main focus of this paper is on trends in formal advanced postgraduate training in general dentistry.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Clinical Competence
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Dental, Graduate / methods
  • Education, Dental, Graduate / trends*
  • Europe
  • Faculty, Dental
  • General Practice, Dental / education*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency
  • Professional Practice
  • United States