THE SEVEN ROLES OF THE DENTIST
In the Danish healthcare system, seven roles have been implemented in the specialist and further training of physicians. The role concept, content and dynamics are presented and the seven medical roles are used as a template in the formulation of corresponding seven roles for the dentist. The roles are described as: expert, communicator, collaborator, manager / administrator, health promoter, academic and professional. In addition, five roles are presented for the dental student. All the roles are related to the concept of lifelong learning, and what is expected of the professional.