Revisiting the Specialty of Operative Dentistry in Pakistan to Suggest a New Educational Model Scheme


Muhammad Hasan1                        BDS, FCPS


Residency training in Operative Dentistry is a post-graduate program recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP). It extends over the course of four-years and leads to the award of a specialist diploma from CPSP. The present article is based on author’s observations regarding the shortcomings of operative dentistry program offered in Pakistan.
This article aims to draw the attention of local dental fraternity especially those associated with the academic teaching and clinical training of operative dentistry, and proposes a few recommendations. The author further hopes that this article will spread awareness amongst practitioners and will open the issue towards a constructive dialogue leading to solutions.

KEY WORDS: Operative Dentistry, Education, Program restructure

HOW TO CITE: Hasan M. Revisiting the specialty of operative dentistry in pakistan to suggest a new educational model scheme. J Pak Dent Assoc 2018;27(2):46-49.


Received: 31 December 2017, Accepted: 14 February 2018