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Eur J Dent Educ. 1997 Aug;1(3):143-7.

Communication skills training courses in dental education.

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Department of Social Dentistry and Dental Health Education, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), The Netherlands.


In this article, some reasons for teaching communication skills in dental schools are discussed. An overview of 3 courses at the Amsterdam dental school is presented, along with the results of a student evaluation. Students evaluated these courses as useful and relevant for dental practice. It is concluded that this is especially so when the students recognize direct applicability of the courses to dental practice.

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