m embers in the n eWs Dental eDucation’s emerging neeDs & trenDs in Developing markets: a Q&A with Dr. Frank Milnar, AAACD frank MiLnar, ddS, aaaCd, froM St. Paul, Minneapolis, and an AACD Accreditation Examiner, recently traveled to speak at the National Scientific Dental Congress in Hanoi, Vietnam, about the differences in dentistry between the U.S. and developing countries. At the 2013 National Scientific Dental Congress in Hanoi, Vietnam, Dr. Milnar emphasized minimally invasive treatment planning and, provided an impromptu live patient demonstration to a clinic of dentists and dental students in Hanoi. As an educator, he noticed the strong desire they had to learn, as well as their need for basic training and knowledge (Fig 1) . FIguRE 1: dr. milnar presents to the national Scientific dental Congress in hanoi, vietnam. A mericAn A cAdemy of c osmetic d entistry ® AACd: how is teaching continuing education courses on composites and esthetics different in Vietnam than in the united States? Dr. Milnar: My travels to the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and now Vietnam continue to demonstrate that many of these countries lack materials consistent with what we have here in the United States. Different product assort-ments, instrumentation, finishers, and polishers all lead to confusion when determining which tools to use and when to use them (Figs 2 and 3) . This lack of uniformity increases FIguRE 2: view of assorted materials for use in a dental clinic that dr. milnar encountered during his visit to vietnam. FIguRE 3: a dental operatory in a clinic in hanoi. 18
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