Student-Perceived Factors for an Enhanced Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics Recall System

Fatemeh S. Afshari, Kent L. Knoernschild

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Purpose: A qualitative study of Advanced Education Programs in Prosthodontics (AEPPs) students was conducted to identify best practices to effectively promote ongoing health and student learning within the context of a patient-centered recall system. Materials and Methods: Ten students from seven AEPPs nationwide were invited to participate in a focus group on recall systems within AEPPs. The discussion first identified whether an active recall program existed and then delved into benefits for patients and students, positive and negative features of existing recall systems, and factors that can be improved upon for an enhanced recall system. Results: Participants advocated the highest standard of patient care, including regular ongoing care once restorative therapy is complete. Discussion indicates that not only does regular patient recall lead to health promotion, disease prevention, and monitoring of existing prostheses for the patient, but also provides for an enhanced learning experience for the students. Recognizing this, several students from AEPPs lacking an official recall system have established a "makeshift" system, encompassing a treatment completion letter, final intraoral photographs, patient education, and regular prosthetic evaluations, for their existing patients. Conclusions: Prosthodontic program students perceived their program's recall effectiveness could be improved. Due to the numerous potential benefits of an active recall system for both patients and students, some perceived factors to be improved upon include treatment completion protocol, patient education, and establishment of a patient-centered recall system managed by a team of hygienists, receptionists, attending faculty, and residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-407
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Prosthodontics
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Prosthodontics
Students
Education
Patient Education
Learning
Program Evaluation
Standard of Care
Clinical Protocols
Health Promotion
Focus Groups
Practice Guidelines
Prostheses and Implants
Patient Care
Health
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics
  • Focus group
  • Maintenance
  • Recall
  • Students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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Student-Perceived Factors for an Enhanced Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics Recall System. / Afshari, Fatemeh S.; Knoernschild, Kent L.

In: Journal of Prosthodontics, Vol. 20, No. 5, 01.07.2011, p. 402-407.

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Afshari, Fatemeh S. ; Knoernschild, Kent L. / Student-Perceived Factors for an Enhanced Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics Recall System. In: Journal of Prosthodontics. 2011 ; Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 402-407.
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