1. Record and interpret systemic and oral health data and psycho/social factors to identify a patient's oral health status.
- The text includes medical/dental history, social determinants of health, and/or barriers.
2. Establish an evidence-base for clinical care writing or written research papers.
- The text includes subjective, objective, assessment, and plan details.
- The text identifies problem/population, intervention, comparison, and outcome (PICO).
- The text uses description of observations and/or summary of research to guide conclusions and interventions.
3. Adapt relevant and effective strategies to gain information and resources.
- The text includes the appropriate National Library of Medicine (NLM) format.
- Process Criterion: Use of professional and technical resources, PubMed/other search tools, and citation manager.
4. Accurately document findings, data, and observations.
- SOAP notes are thorough, relevant, and reflect actual/significant findings and care provided.
- In axiUm or other electronic health records, findings, data, and observations are recorded in appropriate tabs and fields.
- The text includes figures and tables selected and designed to illustrate data and support conclusions.
- The text incorporates a documentation format appropriate to the audience and purpose.
5. Appraise literature and/or clinical information for purposes of summary and analysis.
- The text includes research that is the most current and relevant to the problem or question.
- The text summarizes relevant points, details, and reaches appropriate conclusions.
6. Distinguish between strong and weak sources.
- The text is supported by using the levels of evidence pyramid and includes the most relevant available resources.
- Process Criterion: Applies evidence-based research pyramid criteria to evaluate article quality.
- Process Criterion: Applies appraisal tools to analyze and criticize published research.
7. Apply and create a conventional order of concepts and information.
- The text is organized in a manner that is consistent with professional standards.
- The text follows a logical order to draw conclusions and/or to persuade the audience.
- The text includes transitional sentences, subheadings, and other features to increase comprehension as needed.
8. Connect/synthesize information to draw sound, evidence-based conclusions.
- The text includes synthesis, summary, and contrast statements.
- The text synthesizes selected literature to draw sound conclusions.
- The text identifies gaps in published research.
- The text demonstrates critical thinking through sufficient depth of the topic.
- Process Criterion: Involve patient in treatment plan based in Evidence Based Dentistry (patient preferences, evidence, and provider scope of practice).
9. Write efficiently using language reflecting the audience and purpose of communication.
- The text is concise.
- The text includes conventional grammar and usage.
- The text includes professional terminology.
- The text is in third person. (professional papers)
- The text is in first person. (reflection papers, clinical notes)
- The text employs accepted dental terminology, abbreviations, and acronyms.
- The text avoids jargon and slang.
- The text lists full term initially, then followed by acronym.
- The text includes terminology sensitive to audience and purpose.
10. Engage in self-assessment, reflect on outcomes, and apply those reflections to professional development and future practice.
- The text describes events using specific examples and situational features to support statements and draw conclusions.
- In clinical self-assessments, accounts for tasks and roles, what one has learned, how one’s thinking has changed over time, and where skills can be improved.