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Perspectives on a new educational system for dental hygiene students in Japan.
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PMID:  21460278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this article is to report changes to dental hygiene education in Japan and to evaluate the successful implementation of these changes in 2010. The legislative change that began in 2005 revised the length of education for dental hygiene students from two years to three or four years (the mandate was three years), which has led to a dramatic change in program curriculum. After a five-year moratorium, a new curriculum has been established for dental hygiene education in Japan. The new curriculum provides students the requisite knowledge to effectively perform the latest dental hygiene procedures. Although the change of the educational system from the present mandatory three-year to the new four-year programs poses many administrative problems, we believe this shift will ultimately provide a more thorough and in-depth education for students.
Hisako Hikiji; Kouzou Kubota; Yukiko Takahashi; Yayoi Kanehisa; Kenichi Yoshino; Kazuo Sonoki; Kaoru Chiwata; Hiromasa Inoue; Toshiyuki Tsujisawa; Sumio Akiifusa; Yasuaki Kakinoki; Tatsuji Nishihara; Jinichi Fukuta
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dental education     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1930-7837     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dent Educ     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000150     Medline TA:  J Dent Educ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  565-73     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Science, Kyushu Dental College, 2-6-1 Manazuru, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu Fukuoka 803-8580, Japan;.
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