Evaluation of a dental outreach teaching programme.
ABSTRACT Dental health care is largely based on primary care. It is therefore logical to train students in external dental clinics in addition to university facilities. Consequently, the new dental curriculum at The University of Tromsø in Northern Norway has implemented outreach teaching and training as an extensive part of their curriculum. The overall opinion is that the external training has been very valuable both regarding volume and diversity of treatment experiences and has contributed substantially to the clinical maturity of the students. Educating the tutors is considered to be an essential part of the programme.