Using experiential learning and OSCEs to teach and assess tobacco dependence education with first-year dental students

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Abstract

Previous research has indicated that dentists do not routinely engage in tobacco cessation interventions with their patients due, in part, to a lack of training in the predoctoral curriculum. From 2010 to 2012, this study at one U.S. dental school evaluated the effectiveness of experiential learning and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) to improve first-year dental students' knowledge and beliefs about tobacco dependence and cessation interventions. Analysis indicated acceptable reliability and student performance for the OSCE. In all three years, there were statistically significant increases in student knowledge (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-713
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Dental Education
Volume78
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Dental education
  • Dental students
  • Experiential learning
  • OSCE
  • Standardized patients
  • Tobacco dependence education
  • Tobacco dependence treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Education

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