Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry Educational Framework for the Development of Competency in Dental Program

The ACFD educational framework is a conceptual tool for use in Canadian undergraduate dental curricula. The framework identifies five areas of competence to best ensure that Canadian dental school graduates are prepared to enter general dental practice. 

This framework interprets competency as “A global statement of the complex knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a beginning general dentist.” This interpretation builds on a number of previous definitions as proposed by others. 

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ACFD Educational Framework

Learn about the conceptual tool for use in Canadian dental undergraduate dental curricula. 

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