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The current status and impact of oral biology in dental education.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1067321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-four oral biology departments were surveyed with respect to number of faculty, graduate programs, and role in the dental schools (ORB schools). The mean full-time and part-time faculty per department is eight and 2.6, respectively. There are nine graduate programs, but only one has actually granted Ph.D.'s in oral biology. Students of these ORB schools were compared with students of 32 dental schools which did not have oral biology departments (NOB schools) in performance on the dental National Board Examinations. With respect to mean scores, students from the ORB schools performed better on both part 1 and part 2 examinations from 1969 to 1974. There has also been an impressive difference in the failure rates, students in the ORB schools experiencing a lower failure rate. Further analysis demonstrated that oral biology departments have developed largely in dental schools which have relied upon medical school basic science departments for teaching the basic sciences.
R P Suddick
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dental education     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0022-0337     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dent Educ     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-03     Completed Date:  1976-12-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000150     Medline TA:  J Dent Educ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  662-71     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biology / education
Education, Dental*
Educational Measurement
Faculty, Dental
Mouth* / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Schools, Dental
Students, Dental
United States

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