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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2021, 9(2), 23-26
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-9-2-1
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Application of Competency Based Education in Dentistry (Review Article)

Noha Rashwan1 and Mohamed R Mahmoud2,

1Graduate of Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt

2Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester, USA

Pub. Date: June 27, 2021

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Noha Rashwan and Mohamed R Mahmoud. Application of Competency Based Education in Dentistry (Review Article). International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2021; 9(2):23-26. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-9-2-1


Nowadays Competency- based education (CBE) is considered one of the greatly accepted and widely spread educational strategies, it has great applicability in different fields, and one of those fields is dentistry, as its main aim is to introduce a qualified graduate who can work independently in the dental practice without supervision and who not only has a good knowledge, but also has good skills, attitudes, and values. One of the main advantages of Competency based education over the traditional education is the shifting of the educational process from the teacher based to a student based. It is proposed that there are 4 stages of competency which are novice, beginner, competent, and expert, which depend upon the degree of assistance the student receives in each stage. There are different assessment methods used in the competency based education using some evaluation criteria (Rubrics) for each stage, in order to shift from the traditional to the competency based education it is proposed that the curricula, and assessment methods should be reviewed. In this article I will discuss the applicability of competency-based education in dentistry regarding, its advantages over traditional education, stages, and the different assessment methods.

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