SP-6 Remediation Strategy for Students: On the Way to Competency (Educator Forum)

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CE Credits: 1.5

Course Description:   Competency in endodontics for undergraduate dental students is not only difficult to define, but difficult to measure. Every student learns differently, posing challenges to educators during competency assessment, necessitating effective remediation strategies for skill enhancement. The prevalence of differing approaches, and varying remedial modalities adopted across dental schools, not only spells the need for a unified standard in competency assessment, but makes it far more challenging to establish a universally applicable benchmark for the dental student who struggles and requires remediation to overcome deficit skills. There is a need for standards and guidelines that would facilitate educators in identifying the teaching modalities and evaluation techniques that can be incorporated to enhance students’ skills and performance, while making the role of remediation more effective in competency assessment. The domain of remediation needs critical ‘rethink,’ and to be brought within the framework of a clearly defined policy that governs remediation, establishes remedial programs and strategies, and is applicable to achieve the fundamental objective of enabling students to improve their skills and become professionally competent.  


At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Identify desired or essential outcomes of competency-based learning (knowledge, skills and values).
  • Identify challenges that educators face when establishing remedial strategies and assessing clinical competencies of students who do not meet expectations.
  • Determine the minimum training experiences or prerequisites for effective assessment of a competency, as per CODA standards, and when they should be incorporated within the curriculum for an effective educational experience.

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7 Questions
CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
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Certificate
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S.

Alan H. Gluskin DDS is currently Professor, Department of Endodontics, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He is at present a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Gluskin is a member of numerous societies including the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the San Francisco Dental Society. He has served on the Educational Affairs Committee and the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee of the AAE. and was General Chair for AAE10 and AAE18. Dr. Gluskin is presently on the Executive Board of Directors of the AAE as Vice-President, and additionally functions on the editorial boards of the Journal of Endodontics and the International Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Gluskin is the 2017 recipient of the University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt Teacher-Scholar Award. He is co-editor of the textbooks Decision Making in Dental Treatment Planning and Practical Lessons in Endodontic Treatment.

Priya Sharma-Chand, B.D.S., M.S.D.

Dr. Chand is an assistant professor and director of the undergraduate endodontic clinic in the department of endodontics at the University of Maryland Dental School. She earned her B.D.S. at the Institute of Dental Sciences at Kle University in India and then went on to pursue her M.D.S. in endodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Chand taught for three years at the University of Louisville as assistant professor in endodontics and has taught for four years at the University of Maryland. She has been an active full-time educator for seven years now.

Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S.

Disclosure: I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

 Priya Sharma-Chand, B.D.S., M.S.D.  

Disclosure: I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.