Introduction to Dental Medicine

Link to course

Cost (in USD)

Duration (in hours)

49

10

Brief description

The course introduces me to the different associated sectors that work together to help ensure comprehensive patient care and the many educational opportunities that can be taken to pursue this career. It explains the complicated orofacial complex and the congenital abnormality that can arise from it.

Deonne Tan

Class

2001

4.0

I would rate the course 8/10 because the scheme for subsidy mentioned in the video, such as Medicaid, is based of America’s healthcare system and not Singapore’s healthcare system. Hence, since the financial scheme mentioned in the course is not applicable to Singapore’s healthcare system, it is difficult to understand how Singaporeans can overcome the financial barrier faced when seeing the dentist. Also, the images for illustration on the course is not clear and there is little to no animation. Since people who take up this course and mostly foreign to anything mentioned, I feel animations should be required to better visualise the orofacial complex that they are trying to illustrate. All in all, I find the course very informative and intriguing. It talks about the many different dental specialities that one can choose to pursue. Before that, I thought one’s role could only be a ‘Dentist’ but there are roles that one can specialise in such as Orthodontics, Prosthodontics and Radiology. All the people that work in separate sectors as just mentioned work together to ensure comprehensive patient care. In addition, the course have also mentioned about how the advancement in technology helped the Dentistry sector. It is able to give a more accurate and clearer diagnosis of the patient in a shorter amount of time that is crucial in ensuring no further deterioration of the patient’s condition. Lastly, the course explain processes that occurs in the oral cavity and the infections that can possibly happen, which is very insightful. Since this course is quite technical with a lot of terminology, I thought it will be better if the respective professors elaborate more when they use terminology such as ‘maxillofacial’ or ‘mandible’ etc.