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This article highlights recent MedEdPORTAL® publications of interest to the dental education community. These resources, selected by the MedEdPORTAL Associate Editor for ADEA, Paul C. Edwards D.D.S., M.Sc., covers a range of topics published as stand-alone teaching or learning modules that have been implemented and evaluated in health education settings. 

Caries Management with the International Caries Detection and Assessment System II: Established Pit and Fissure Lesions
Jan Mitchell, D.D.S.; Martha Brackett, D.D.S.; William Brackett, D.D.S.; Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
Operative dentistry addresses the surgical management of caries, a significant portion of dental practice. Dental students, who typically develop their skill sets in this important discipline by creating idealized preparations in plastic teeth, are often confused by the wide variety of tooth anatomy and caries presentation they see when they subsequently treat patients. To address this issue, the authors developed a flipped-classroom learning and laboratory activity resource focused on the management of the moderate carious lesion. 

Interprofessional Error Disclosure Training for Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental and Physician Assistant Students
Karen A. McDonough; Andrew A. White, M.D.; Peggy Soule Odegard, Pharm.D.; Sarah E. Shannon, Ph.D., R.N.; University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy and Oregon Health & Science University
Although most health professions students learn about error disclosure in a single profession class, errors that harm patients often have multiple contributing factors and may benefit from being disclosed by a team. The authors developed an educational resource to guide small interprofessional group discussion sessions on disclosing medical errors in order to help participants gain a better understanding of the roles, skills and perspectives of the different professions represented.

Setting Students Up for Success: A Short Interactive Workshop Designed to Increase Effective Study Habits
Rodney L. Nyland, Ph.D.; Kara E. Sawarynski, Ph.D.; Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
While students in the health professions are exposed to vast amounts of information, many use ineffective learning techniques. The authors developed an interactive resource for students designed to highlight effective learning strategies by using activities to keep students engaged and to identify flaws inherent to common study practices.

Development and Evaluation of a Web-Based Dermatology Teaching Tool for Preclinical Medical Students
Moira Scaperotti, M.D.; Nelson Gil; Ian Downs; et al. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
This self-directed, case-based resource focuses on educating students on the pathophysiology of dermatologic conditions to prepare them for higher-order thinking. Specifically, this resource comprises five problem-centered modules (psoriasis, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, erythema multiforme and systemic lupus erythematosus) that include patient scenarios, gross images of the skin manifestation, multiple-choice questions and web-based cartoon animations illustrating each disease’s pathophysiology.   

MedEdPORTAL is a peer-reviewed journal of teaching and learning resources in the health professions published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, in partnership with ADEA.

Published on March 14, 2018

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