A Case-Based and Evidence-Based Seminar Series for Senior Dental Students

Publication ID Published Version
9215 August 15, 2012 1
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry


The teaching module presented is a small portion of a multi-disciplinary seminar series, which uses an evidence and case-based approach to teach senior year dental students about the parallels seen in clinical dentistry and to stress treatment decision-making based on evidence, to support synthesis of new concepts based on a scientific approach, to strengthen our students’ ability to self reflect, and to emphasize the tenets of life-long learning.


Fendler F, Hoover T, Lyon L. A Case-Based and Evidence-Based Seminar Series for Senior Dental Students . MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2012. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/adea/publication/9215   http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9215

Educational Objectives

  1. Support and expand application of theory to clinical practice experiences
  2. Stress treatment decision-making based on evidence
  3. Support synthesis of new concepts based on a scientific approach
  4. Strengthen students’ ability to self-reflect
  5. Emphasize the tenets of life-long learning


  • Multi-Disciplinary, Life-Long Learning, WeTeach, Case-Based


  • Dental
    • Critical Thinking


  • Knowledge for Practice
  • Patient Care

Professional Interest

  • Evaluation of Clinical Performance
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Medical Ethics
  • Oral Health
  • WeTeach

Instructional Methods

  • Case-based Instruction/Learning
  • Lecture
  • Problem-based Learning (PBL)

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Exam
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student


  • Evaluation Tool
  • Reference

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