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Virtual Clinical Assessments

COVID-19 has impacted the way students and teachers approach clinical assessments. Without access to live patients, alternative means to demonstrate and assess mastery of clinical topics are needed. Dental educators are now tasked with virtually assessing students to maintain continuation of their education.

This webinar discusses how Pacific University has virtually assessed students’ clinical skills, using typodonts and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Access to sample materials from Pacific University are also provided.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify resources and platforms to facilitate virtual clinical assessments.
  2. Discuss how the use of table rods, typodonts and standardized cases can be used for student home assessments via video conferencing.
  3. Recognize the value of OSCEs and rubrics in virtual clinical assessments.

CE information:

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 May 1, 2023. 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.