Evaluation of a Two-Hour oral health education program for medical students

Denise J. Fedele, Pamela M. Basehore, Thomas A. Cavalieri, Sherry Pomerantz

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This study used a pretest-posttest design to assess the effectiveness of a two-hour oral health training program for medical students that was developed and taught by a geriatric dentist as a model undergraduate medical education curriculum. A 3D-item multiple choice and true-false written evaluation assessed medical students' knowledge and attitudes of geriatric oral health. Medical students' scores on the evaluation improved significantly after attending the two-hour program. The addition of a geriatric dentist as a member of the interdisciplinary teaching team can impact medical students' knowledge and attitudes about oral health in the elderly. [Article copies available from The Haworth Document Delivery Service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 28 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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