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Competency-based Education in Dentistry—The Indian Scenario—Are We Late?

PS Manoharan

Keywords : Competency-based, Dental education, Dental skills, Outcome-based education

Citation Information : Manoharan P. Competency-based Education in Dentistry—The Indian Scenario—Are We Late?. 2019; 2 (2):76-78.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-02210

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-11-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Outcome-based education and competency-based education are two entities in medical or dental education where much is spoken about in the last few years. Very few institutions have taken this seriously and moved ahead to improve the standards of educations with respect to relevance and multidimensional training of the undergraduates and postgraduates. In the Indian scenario in the field of dentistry, we can observe the lack of impetus from the faculty to take up this and enhance the learning quality amongst the trainees. In this paper, the importance of such time-tested training strategy is stressed upon with the experiences of the author along with evidence from literature.

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