Crafting the Future of Dental Education: Navigating the Nuances of Speaker Selection


  • Neil Wood


evolving, platform, emphasises


In the dynamic field of dentistry, the pursuit of continuous education is paramount, impacting clinical practice and patient care profoundly. This commitment to lifelong learning ensures that dental professionals remain at the forefront of technological
advancements, research breakthroughs and evolving clinical practices. The foundation of professional excellence in dentistry is
significantly influenced by the continuous updating of knowledge through education, emphasizing the need for a curriculum that
supports comprehensive patient care models and integrates basic science with clinical relevance.1


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How to Cite

Wood, N. (2024). Crafting the Future of Dental Education: Navigating the Nuances of Speaker Selection. South African Dental Journal, 79(03), 127–129. Retrieved from

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