Working Together to Access Dental Care for Young Underserved Children: A Problem-Based Learning Approach to Increase Health Professional Students Awareness

Date of Review: March, 2019

This MedEdPORTAL resource applies clinical problem solving in a public health context to improve competency in addressing SDOH impact on access to dental care with an emphasis on addressing barriers.This is a 6 week program, targeting medical students or dental students using a PBL video scenario based format with a mixture of individual and small group activities, culminating in a learner presentation Resource files include an instructor’s guide, a facilitator’s guide, the case-based video, an evaluation template, an introduction to PBL, links to background articles and guidelines, a syllabus template, and a presentation template. It is well thought out and clear.– Barb Bayldon, MD, NCEAS


University of Washington

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Seattle, WA

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Clinical Specialty:

Family and Community Medicine


Dental Students

Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Measured learner behavior in simulated setting

Outcome and Study Design:

Post Only

Level of Learner Assessment:

Appreciation of content/attitude assessment (self-reflection, blogging with rubric)

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