Clinical Problems in Dentistry PDF : 50 OSCEs and SCRs for the Post Graduate Dentist
Anatomical knowledge was taken from the cadaver to the computer, dissection being demoted and digisection promoted. Vast tracts of the training syllabus were deposited in digital… dot… domains in the progressive modernisation of clinical careers. In addition to the above developments, patients with specific signs are no longer invited to attend for student clinical examinations. Professional actors recruited into OSCEs have replaced them. These days, dental students are asked to assess symptoms that an actor speaks about, rather than examining signs a patient suffers from. Today, with electronic information being readily available, there is a fundamental question whether there is a need for a book such as this. When contemplating this project last year, the advice given by Professor St John Crean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, RCS England was; there is still a need for the clinical textbook. In contrast to evolving electronic media, the textbook is a preserved specimen, only fading ink and yellowing pages mark the passage of time.