Contemporary Issues in Medicine: Oral Health Education for Medical and Dental Students, June 2008

This report identifies the knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding oral and systemic health that physicians and dentists must acquire in order to improve and maintain their patients' oral and overall health.

The report stresses the need for cross-professional training to improve recognition, diagnosis, treatment and referral for oral health issues by physicians, as well as increased understanding of clinical medicine for dental students.

Read the full AAMC report (PDF).

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