Exploring new horizons by promoting undergraduate mobility programs among dental students

  • Angela Quispe-Salcedo Division of Anatomy and Cell Biology of the Hard Tissue, Department of Tissue Regeneration and Reconstruction, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences. Niigata, Japan. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6449-4631
Keywords: pregrado, estudiantes de odontologia, programas de movilidad


Dental education at the undergraduate level focus on the training of students to become successful clinicians with a solid diagnostic criteria and technical skills, ready to solve the patients’ needs. During this period, undergraduate students concentrate their efforts in obtaining as much knowledge of dentistry as possible, following the contents specified in the curriculum, and acquiring the skills through a series of clinical requirements which progressively increase in difficulty along the semesters. On the other hand, other aspects such as soft skills, defined as interpersonal, self-promoted and non-technical qualities are not being properly addressed, especially at the undergraduate level.


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