The upcoming Integrated National Board Dental Exam, launching
on Aug. 1, 2020, will feature a new “patient box” question format. With patient
boxes, people taking the exam are presented with both case information and
relevant images side-by-side. This format enables students to extrapolate
pertinent information while applying this knowledge to answer the question at
hand. More importantly, it helps foster critical thinking and the integration
of basic sciences with clinical skills.
Join us in this free webinar to examine the basic framework of patient boxes and learn how they can be used to support learning and assessment. We will also explore the contrasting ways that experts and novices approach exam questions with the goal of using this information to guide lower-performing students into more advanced levels of critical thinking.
- Describe the basic format and setup of patient boxes.
- Construct patient box-based questions for use in dental education and the basic sciences.
- Recognize expert level approaches to use patient boxes and facilitate critical thinking competencies.
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by Nov. 19, 2022. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.
All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.