Becoming a dentist is a journey. We spend years learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat oral diseases, in addition to how to meet the continuously changing dental needs and demands of our patients and the public. Dental education is essential because it allows us to gain the necessary knowledge and technical skills to care for our patients. But is it really enough?
Over a year ago, the Wikipedia Editing Project was launched by Dundee Dental School, situated in Scotland, United Kingdom (UK). This student-led project is aimed at improving dental content on Wikipedia. Students were first made aware of the deficiency and inaccuracy of dental articles on the website by the Cochrane Collaboration. This did not come as a surprise to most students. They knew Wikipedia was not the most helpful when looking up course material.
Those of you who know igniteDDS, know we’re BIG BIG fans of collaboration and, at the end of the day, BIG BIG fans of giving you a GPS guide to your success. So, although, at graduation, you’ll need to master each letter in our CRUSH it acronym, today, I’m going to focus on one…the C in CRUSH it…Continue your Clinical Education.