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Volume 15 , Issue 2
March/April 2002

Pages 145–153

Oral Prosthetics from a Nordic Perspective

Asbjørn Jokstad, DDS, Dr Odont/PhD

PMID: 11951804

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe oral prosthetics in a context intended for other, primarily Nordic, health professionals and health authorities. Materials and Methods: An article describing oral prosthetics for the general public was formulated on the basis of recent data and publications in prosthodontics from Scandinavian authors. A draft was presented to the educational committee of the Scandinavian Society for Prosthetic Dentistry for verification and consensus. Following modifications and amendments by representatives from the 11 dental schools in the Nordic countries, the educational committee has approved the present article. Results: The report consists of four sections describing oral prosthetics, prosthetic therapy, undergraduate teaching in oral prosthetics, and advanced oral prosthetics, from a Nordic perspective. The report appraises the various factors in context with demographic, cultural, and professional circumstances and suggests strategies for improvement of present conditions. Conclusion: The relationship between the undergraduate curriculum in oral prosthetics and the public need for advanced oral prosthetics must continuously be monitored so that patients can obtain optimal care from the profession. Int J Prosthodont 2002;15:145–153.

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