“Clinical Shadowing in Dental Education: Dentists Undercover”- An Observational Study

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Dr. Mohan Kumar P.
Dr. Ananda Babu B.
Dr. M. Sita Rama Kumar
Dr. Narasimha Rao G.
Dr. Smita Shrishail Birajdar
Dr. Padmavathi K.


Objectives: Advances in educational developments changed institutions motto for providing a high level of education and clinical training required for earning a dental degree. The study investigates the importance and assessment of clinical shadowing's effect in improving clinical competencies among students at the institution level.

Methods: 100 dental students each of 1st and 2nd year BDS participated in clinical shadowing at the institution level. All the students were supplemented with a questionnaire comprising ten questions based on communication skills, education and motivation, and knowledge improvement in clinical dentistry.

Results: Improvement in communication skills, education, and motivation, the overall increase in clinical knowledge observed when they were assessed after entering into the clinical departments.

Conclusion: All the students demonstrated overall improvement in knowledge, communication skills, education, and motivation in dental departments. This practice also helped the students explore dental culture facets, knowing the dental professional standards and the ethical guidelines, which thus improve students' overall clinical skills in later years of the course.

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Dr. Mohan Kumar P., Dr. Ananda Babu B., Dr. M. Sita Rama Kumar, Dr. Narasimha Rao G., Dr. Smita Shrishail Birajdar, & Dr. Padmavathi K. (2022). “Clinical Shadowing in Dental Education: Dentists Undercover”- An Observational Study. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 10(3), 93–102. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/145


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