Clinical Education Program
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The Clinical Education Program is a student-friendly platform that offers an opportunity to acquire practical and clinical knowledge in a range of dentistry specialties. It is specially designed for dental students and professionals who are yet to step in or have just joined the real dental clinical world. This program also serves as a program that helps improve the medical dental profession to promote the importance of oral health in patients and communities. This article will give you a clear idea about all you need to know about CEP and discuss why it is essential for dental students and current practitioners.

What Is a Clinical Education Program?

Clinical Education Program (CEP), a collaborative initiative of DBMCI MDS and the Academy of Clinical Excellence allows a team of highly skilled and experienced post-graduate physicians to assist students in learning about, comprehending, and practicing clinical cases in every particular area of dentistry. In this easy-to-approach setting, new scientific equipment and all fundamental procedures are taught, debated, and carried out with the utmost patience. It’s a well-thought-out attempt to bridge the knowledge gap between applied clinical sciences and theory.

A Guide To Short-Term And Long-Term CEP

CEP is divided into 2 sets of Programmes – Short-Term Programme & Long-Term Programme, keeping in mind the convenience of the participants. Both programmes focus on the diagnosis, clinical assessment, radiographic evaluation, and step-by-step treatment of various dental conditions in a practical setting. Throughout the entire CEP, participants can learn first-hand every day. 

Short-Term CEP

The following table reflects the courses involved in short-term CEP and what all are included in those courses along with the duration.

CoursesCourse InclusionsDuration
Rotary EndodonticsSterilization & Disinfection 
Demonstration of RCT 
Demonstration of RCT and preclinical on molar/posterior tooth. 
RCT on molars (of patients) 
Rotary on anterior teeth 
Rotary on posterior teeth
7 classes, 3 hours each
Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryInstrumentation, LA technique and suturing.
3 Surgical extractions.
Cosmetic (Esthetic) DentistrySmile Designing and Shade Matching (Theory)
Tooth Jewellery
Normal Bleaching and Zoom Whitening
Fixed Prosthodontics ProgrammeIntroduction to Fixed Prosthodontics
Procedure For Tooth Preparation (Model+ Patient)
Anterior Tooth Preparation
Posterior Tooth Preparation
Bridge Preparation and Cementation of the Crowns on Patients

Long-Term CEP

The table below mentions the courses added to the long-term CEP, their inclusion, and duration:

CoursesSub-TopicCourse InclusionsDuration
Clinical DentistryEndodonticsDiscussions On Diagnosis & Treatment Planning, During The Treatment.
Concepts Of Access Opening, Cleaning And Shaping, and Obturation of Root Canals by using the Latest Equipment Like RVG, Apex Locator, and Rotary Endodontic Instruments are discussed & demonstrated.
Show how to perform the RCT independently on the patient.
Radiographic Interpretation.
Theory and Hands-On Training On Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment
55 classes, each of 2.5-hour duration
OrthodonticsDiagnosis And Treatment Planning
Removable Appliances
Trainers: For Orthodontic Corrections At An Early Age
Space Maintainers
Oral And Maxillofacial SurgeryLocal Anesthetics Techniques
Difficult Extraction Till 2nd Molar
Transalveolar Extraction
Suturing Technique
Difficult Third Molar Extraction
Gingival Recession And Its Treatment
Prescribing Medication In Periodontal Diseases
ProsthodonticsFixed Prosthesis
Crowns & Bridges (METAL, PFM, ZIRCONIA)
Rubber Base Impressions
Retraction Cord
CosmeticsInternal Bleaching
External Bleaching
Composite Restorations
Tooth Jewellery
OrthodonticsIntroduction to Orthodontics
Diagnosis & Treatment planning
Diagnostic aids – Intra and extra-oral photographs, OPG reading, Model analysis, Cephalometric tracing and analysis (Steiner’s, Down’s and Tweed’s analysis)
Early treatment in orthodontics – Pre-Orthodontic Trainers
Removable Appliance Therapy including habit breaking appliances: Understanding the Components and activation
Space Maintainers
Method of gaining space with special emphasis on extraction vs non-extraction
Effects of extraction on the profile of a patient
Retention and relapse
Fixed Orthodontic Treatment – Straight wire technique using the MBT system
Correction of Class I, Class II, and Class III Malocclusions
Correction of Deep bite, Open bite, and Crossbite.
Current perspectives: brief information on ceramic, self-ligating brackets, and clear aligners
Student will be accompanying the Orthodontist for visits to view and discuss orthodontic cases
Opportunity to learn all stages of fixed orthodontic treatment from the ongoing cases in the academy
Help and guidance for your future cases
16 classes, 2.5 hours each
Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySterilisation and Disinfection
Role of X–rays in the maxillofacial region
Commonly used medicines in Oral surgery
Local anaesthesia techniques
Suturing techniques
TMJ Disease & Management
Management of Medical Emergencies
Management of medically compromised patient
Management of Oro-antral communication and oro-antral fistula
Diagnosis and basic management of maxillofacial trauma
24 classes, 2.5 hours each
EndodonticsDiscussions on Diagnoses & Treatment Planning, during the Treatment
Concepts of Access Opening, Cleaning and Shaping, and Obturation of Root Canals by Using the Latest Equipment like RVG, Apex locator, and Rotary Endodontic Instruments are discussed and demonstrated
Radiographic Interpretation
Guidance in Rotary RCT, Re-RCT, and Wisdom Tooth RCT
How to handle Emergencies in Endodontics and Endodontic origin
Guidance in Rubber Dam Placement
24 classes of 2.5 hours each
ProsthodonticsComplete DenturesPatient Evaluation And Treatment Planning
Biological Considerations In Impression-Making
Impression Techniques And Impression Materials
Occlusion And Mandibular Movements
Recording Maxillo-Mandibular Relations
Tooth Selection Following Dentogenic Concept
Tooth Positioning to Improve Masticatory Efficiency, Restore Speech and Improve Patient’s Appearance
Denture Insertion, Instructions and Post-Insertion Problems
24 classes of 2.5 hours each
Fixed Partial DenturesDiagnosis And Treatment Planning
Impression Procedures For Fixed Prosthesis.
Bio-Mechanics of Tooth Preparation.
Tooth Preparation.
Soft Tissue Management.
Interocclusal Record
Cementing of F.P.D.
Cosmetic DentistryIntroduction to Esthetics
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Laminates & Veneers
Tooth Jewellery
Tooth Color Restoration
Shade Matching & Smile Line
Zoom Whitening
Removable appliance for minor corrections
Your queries and our solutions
18 classes of 2.5 hours each 

CEP: Essential For Dental World

In contemporary medicine, dentistry is a skill-based specialty. To comprehend the intricacies of the oral and facial tissues, bachelor of dental surgery students complete academic training. They receive academic instruction along with clinical training in a variety of specialty fields, including orthodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, and others that help them obtain exquisite clinical skills. It is possible for a student to feel an absence of clinical exposure during or after the BDS course for a variety of reasons. A doctor or MDS student who possesses the necessary clinical competencies in a given discipline but is eager to expand their knowledge and improve their clinical practice may have similar feelings. CEP is the ultimate solution to this challenge.

How CEP Is Beneficial For BDS, MDS & Dental Professionals?

The following factors make CEP vital for all who wish to make a great career in medical dental science:

  • Real-world Application: Hands-on clinical education allows dentists to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world clinical settings, bridging the gap between academia and practice.
  • Skill Development: Dental students must develop practical skills such as precision in dental procedures, effective patient communication, and the use of modern dental technologies.
  • Clinical Decision Making: Working hands-on enhances a dentist’s ability to make clinical decisions based on a thorough understanding of patient cases, contributing to better overall patient care.
  • Patient Interaction: Hands-on education provides opportunities for dentists to interact with patients, understand their concerns and make informed decisions in the patient’s best interest.
  • Team Collaboration (For Current Practitioners): Working hands-on often involves collaboration with dental assistants, hygienists, and other healthcare professionals, fostering teamwork and effective communication within the dental practice.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Hands-on clinical education equips dentists with the skills needed to handle unknown emergencies, ensuring a prompt and effective response in critical situations.
  • Continual Learning (For Current Practitioners): The dynamic nature of dentistry requires continual learning. Hands-on education instills a mindset of continuous improvement and staying updated with advancements in the field.
  • Clinical Exposure to Specializations: Dental Students gain exposure to various dental specializations through hands-on education, helping them discover areas of interest and potential career paths.
  • Professional Growth: Practical experiences contribute significantly to the professional growth of dentists, helping them evolve into well-rounded healthcare practitioners.
  • Preparation for NExT: The upcoming NExT-based pattern will also include a practical component. Hands-on clinical education ensures you are well-prepared to navigate these assessments and obtain desired results successfully.

In Brief,

In the field of dentistry, the Clinical Education Program is an essential means of bridging the knowledge gap between theory and practice. This program guarantees that students and professionals are well-prepared to tackle the intricacies of clinical dentistry with confidence and competence by providing a comprehensive curriculum covering a wide range of dental specialties. This practical method develops an attitude of continuous learning and professional growth in addition to improving clinical skills and decision-making abilities. Adopting DBMCI MDS’s CEP initiative is a wise step toward a prosperous and satisfying dental career that will ultimately improve patient care and increase oral health in our communities. Visit the DBMCI MDS on the website or contact our academic counsellor Dr. Priya Mahto (Contact no: +91 74280 49522) to learn more about CEP as well as explore multiple versatile offerings of DBMCI MDS LIVE App and eGurukul App crafted especially for MDS aspirants.

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