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Stringing along: Find an alternative to string flossing to boost compliance

“Dental school educators are key gatekeepers of information and influence to their students. Their actions and opinions count, because students are sensitive to what teachers do and say” (Frazier, 2007). Students amass information verbatim from their instructors. One example is the emphasis placed on string flossing as the primary source for plaque biofilm removal from between the teeth. As a student of traditional teaching, where a teacher lectures and students memorize information, followed by examination, one might not grasp the concept of critical thinking, where gathering information, analyzing, and evaluating could be applied to life and career.

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