Dental Communication Learning

Clinical Skills Assessment Program


This module provides you with the opportunity to learn about communicating with patients, and to observe and evaluate communication skills. There are three cases, all of which follow the same format. Below is a copy of the communication MIRS for your use while scoring the encounters. On the next screen is Case 1: Health Beliefs. The video of this case demonstrates a patient with health beliefs that are different from those of the dental student, and that will impact the dental care provided. The checklist for the case and the relevant MIRS items are available for you to score. After you have viewed the encounter and submitted your score, the next screen will give you a comparison of your scores with the consensus scores from faculty. The next screen displays the video for Case 2: Cross-Cultural Care. Finally, there is a video of Case 3: Smoking Cessation Counseling.

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