Graduate Outcome

The dental graduate should have achieved the following competencies:

1. Adopt and Employ Professional Attitudes and Standards / Values by:

  • Advocating for change
  • Communicating effectively with a range of audiences, e.g., professional, policymaking bodies, the community and patients.
  • Providing dental care in a contemporary, ethical and legal environment.
  • Displaying integrity in all aspects of professional life.
  • Applying a wide understanding of social, political and cultural perspectives to inform their practice.

2. Effectively Manage Community Based Oral Health by:

  • Pursuing a vision of oral health in a wider community.
  • Committing to the improvement of oral health in the whole community, including underprivileged groups; through diagnosis, treatment and education.
  • Being informed of a preventive approach for management.
  • Engaging in the promotion of oral health and its direct relation to general health.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to optimizing one’s own oral health.

3. Effectively Manage Individual Patient Care By:

  • Using an evidenced based approach to provide holistic management.
  • Providing a broad range of dental interventions.
  • Having expertise in diagnosis, treatment planning and dental care in the long term.
  • Integrating and applying an understanding of basic, clinical, behavioral and social science concepts to inform their practice.

4. Effectively Manage a Dental Team by:

  • Working effectively as a team member of an integrated dental team and interprofessional teams.
  • Managing themselves, the available resources and people within the constraints of the context of practice. Utilizing information technology for communication, patient and practice management.

5. Engage in Self Directed Life Long Learning By:

  • Using reflection and critical self assessment to inform their evidence based practice.
  • Accessing modern available information critically evaluate it individually and in collaboration.
  • Using up to date learning technologies.
  • Monitoring social and economic trends and considering their implications for practice.
  • Recognizing the need for further education and undertaking appropriate courses as necessary.