Student and clinical supervisor perceptions of community-based dental educational experiences: A scoping review

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Purpose: This scoping review was conducted to map the breadth of experiences
in community-based dental education (CBDE), as reported by students and
clinical supervisors.
Methods: This scoping review was conducted following the structured framework
proposed by Arksey and O’Malley and adhering to PRISMA-SCR guidelines
for scoping reviews. Applying specified eligibility criteria, a systematic search of
four electronic databases (PubMed, Scopus, Embase, and Web of Science) was
followed by data extraction and data synthesis of full-text articles. Research was
conducted between June 2022 and September 2022.
Results: Sixteen articles were identified for the final full-text review. Utilizing a
narrative thematic review, the following five domains emerged: preparation for
autonomous practice, understanding of primary care dentistry, understanding of
health disparities and patient needs, clinical confidence, clinical diversity, and
skill development, and perspectives on quality of teaching and assessment.
Conclusion: Community/outreach dental education effectively supplements
traditional dental school-based education from the perspectives of students and
community-based clinical supervisors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Dental Education
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Feb 2024

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