Should prospective dental students be screened for colour vision deficits?

F. Mushtaq, R.C. Baraas, L.M. Al-Saud, I. Mirghani, C. Van Der Zee, Erica Yates, A. Keeling, M.A. Mon-Williams, M. Manogue

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© 2016 British Dental Association. All rights reserved.A perennial question in dental education is: what skills and aptitudes should be assessed in prospective dental students? Intellectual capacity and manual dexterity understandably rank highly, but are there minimum thresholds for visual perception that applicants need be able to demonstrate before they enter the profession? We have recently flagged this issue with regard to the thresholds of stereoscopic acuity required for a dentist when operating on teeth. In the present article, we highlight the issue of identifying a minimum acceptable level of colour vision.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-228
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Volume221
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Mushtaq, F., Baraas, R. C., Al-Saud, L. M., Mirghani, I., Van Der Zee, C., Yates, E., ... Manogue, M. (2016). Should prospective dental students be screened for colour vision deficits? British Dental Journal, 221(5), 227-228. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2016.633
Mushtaq, F. ; Baraas, R.C. ; Al-Saud, L.M. ; Mirghani, I. ; Van Der Zee, C. ; Yates, Erica ; Keeling, A. ; Mon-Williams, M.A. ; Manogue, M. / Should prospective dental students be screened for colour vision deficits?. In: British Dental Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 221, No. 5. pp. 227-228.
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Mushtaq, F, Baraas, RC, Al-Saud, LM, Mirghani, I, Van Der Zee, C, Yates, E, Keeling, A, Mon-Williams, MA & Manogue, M 2016, 'Should prospective dental students be screened for colour vision deficits?' British Dental Journal, vol. 221, no. 5, pp. 227-228. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2016.633

Should prospective dental students be screened for colour vision deficits? / Mushtaq, F.; Baraas, R.C.; Al-Saud, L.M.; Mirghani, I.; Van Der Zee, C.; Yates, Erica; Keeling, A.; Mon-Williams, M.A.; Manogue, M.

In: British Dental Journal, Vol. 221, No. 5, 2016, p. 227-228.

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