Ann W. Evans

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The growing demand for assessment in all aspects of surgical competencies will inevitably embrace the whole of dental surgery. The aim of this paper is to review the literature and discuss some of the issues that will have to be addressed as objective assessment of the surgical dentists' skills is introduced. The paper reviews what is meant by competence(More)
CONTEXT It is sometimes claimed that self-assessment is inaccurate and that clinicians over-rate their performance. There is a need to find out why this should be. Is poor self-assessment caused by some clinicians' inability to accurately judge performance? Or does over-scoring result from a desire to convey a more favourable impression? Peer assessment is(More)
Differences are examined in assessment and self-assessment scores, in oral and maxillofacial surgery trainees and MSc postgraduates, following the surgical removal of lower third molar teeth. This study found evidence of a surprising and worrying over-rating of their own surgical skills by many trainees and postgraduates.
A hamster cheek pouch model has been used to study the diffusion of reactants from the epithelium into adjacent muscle and connective tissue during the histochemical demonstration of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity. The effects of the addition of intermediate electron acceptors to the incubation medium varied considerably from one acceptor to(More)
There is an increasing demand for methods to objectively assess a surgeon's competence. The purpose of this study is to test two evaluation methods that assess a surgeon's skills in the removal of mandibular third molar teeth. One method uses an objective checklist scale by which twenty components of the operation are judged as correct or incorrect. The(More)
A case is presented of an ethmoid osteoma, which was discovered during the investigation of an orbital floor fracture. The osteoma was removed at the same time as orbital floor repair and special attention paid to preserving the medical canthal structures.