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The role of dental schools in the issues of access to care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19413048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Some individuals emphasize dentistry as the provision of services; others concentrate on achieving specified levels of oral health. One's vision of dentistry affects how the issue of access is viewed. The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry has been the recipient of a Profession and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education project (the Pipeline) grant to promote oral health in underserved communities and to train students to function effectively in such settings. The School's Extramural Clinical Experience is described. This involves 60 days of providing care in seventeen sites for students in their fourth year of training. Students must qualify for these rotations based on clinical competency and they must document their experiences. The positive effects observed so far in this program are described.
Authors:
Caswell A Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American College of Dentists     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0002-7979     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Dent     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-05     Completed Date:  2009-05-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503057     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, USA. casevans@uic.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Chicago
Community Dentistry / education,  manpower*
Dental Care / economics*
Dental Clinics
Education, Dental / methods*
Health Services Accessibility
Healthcare Disparities*
Humans
Medically Underserved Area
Preceptorship
Schools, Dental*
Students, Dental

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