Thinking About Dentistry

Dr. Jason Luchtefeld, Thinking About Dentistry
Speaker: Dr. Jason Luchtefeld
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
An introduction to basic critical thinking skills as they apply to dentistry. After demonstrating the need for these skills he then shares common errors in logic and judgment and one is provided with...more
  • 4.5 (2 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1h
  • Released: 6/19/2019
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 010.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

In this entertaining talk Dr. Jason Luchtefeld shares some of the problems with the lack of critical thinking skills in dentistry. After demonstrating the need for these skills he then shares common errors in logic and judgment and one is provided with a mental toolkit to combat poor critical thinking in the future. As a bonus, a recorded discussion about scientific verification between Dr. Luchtefeld and Dr. Barry Glassman is included in this lecture.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Critically evaluate basic claims for validity
  • Recognize when a logical fallacy has been deployed
  • Adjust thinking to accommodate for a variety of topics
  • Improve your attitude and skills in conversation
  • Utilize the Baloney Detection Kit
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Jason Luchtefeld has been in private practice for over 18 years. He has had a special interest in critical thinking which first showed up while he hosted The Prism Podcast from 2013 to 2015. He has also been active on Dentaltown as JasonL for almost 20 years.

In the past 12 months, the lecturer/author declares that neither he/she nor any member of his/her family have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial entities nor have been paid directly by dentists and other health professionals within the field of dentistry or health care.

CE Reviews


4.5  (2 Total Reviews)
 2 people would recommend this course to a friend.
A must watch for every dentist
User: velogeek
Date: 7/14/2019
I've always wanted to create a lecture on how to "read literature". And an essential part of that is understanding critical thinking. Jason has done an exceptional job teaching that in this presentation.
This is a good introduction to thinking
User: kingsbury
Date: 7/3/2019
I liked Dr Luchtefeld presentation and his discussion with Dr Glassman. It is a good starting point for the study knowledge and ignorance. It was good to mention confirmational bias. See ""Thinking fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman and "Fly"by Richard de Crespigne. In multi-factorial processes such as TMD, where you cannot control all the variables, I have found the weakest link always breaks first. The same with the links in an argument or logic. There are 5 main systems involved in TMD, each one can trigger a reaction in the other 4. Then you have to figure out is the patient depressed because of the chronic pain being registered in the neuro-muscular system? Or as Drs Luchtefeld / Glassman suggested, the patient has overwhelmed their adaptive capacity.
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