“We really learned a lot through this new way of interdisciplinary training, especially with all the clinical cases.” This is one of many approving testimonies from trainees of CSA’s latest continuing education program which carried out in the city of Guilin, Guangxi Province, November 19-20.

As the last continuing education program scheduled in 2016, CSA brought to the trainees high-caliber specialists including Prof. Liang Jingping, Shanghai 9th People’s Hospital of Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Prof. Yue Lin and Prof. Tan Jianguo, Peking University School of Stomatology, and Prof. Chen Wenxia, Guangxi Medical University Hospital of Stomatology. Together, they designed an interdisciplinary course, which drew the attendance of 500 trainees from local and other areas, featuring problem solving of endodontic, prosthodontic and periodontic issues and a clinical-oriented approach.

In a survey carried out by the organizers of this event, Guangxi Stomatological Association and Guilin Hospital of Stomatology, 76% respondents considered this course helpful to clinical practice, and 24% considered this course expanded their understanding and vision. 67% of the trainees are from public institutions, while the rest are from private practices.

For next year, CSA will put more efforts on bringing pragmatic and practical oral care techniques trainings to help boost the development of dentistry in western China.