Can evaluation of a dental procedure at the outset of learning predict later performance at the preclinical level? A pilot study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221834
Title:
Can evaluation of a dental procedure at the outset of learning predict later performance at the preclinical level? A pilot study.
Authors:
Polyzois, Ioannis; Claffey, Noel; McDonald, Albhe; Hussey, David; Quinn, Frank
Affiliation:
Department of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. ioannis.polyzois@dental.tcd.ie
Citation:
Can evaluation of a dental procedure at the outset of learning predict later performance at the preclinical level? A pilot study. 2011, 15 (2):104-9 Eur J Dent Educ
Journal:
European journal of dental education : official journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
Issue Date:
May-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221834
DOI:
10.1111/j.1600-0579.2010.00647.x
PubMed ID:
21492346
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of conventional pre-clinical training in dentistry and to determine if evaluation of a dental procedure at the beginning of dental training can be a predictor for future performance. A group of second year dental students with no previous experience in operative dentistry were asked to prepare a conventional class I cavity on a lower first molar typodont. Their first preparation was carried out after an introductory lecture and a demonstration and their second at the end of conventional training. The prepared typodonts were coded and blindly scored for the traditional assessment criteria of outline form, retention form, smoothness, cavity depth and cavity margin angulation. Once the codes were broken, a paired t-test was used to compare the difference between the means of before and after scores (P<0.0001) and a Pearson's linear correlation to test the association (r=0.4). From the results of this study, we could conclude that conventional preclinical training results in a significant improvement in the manual skills of the dental students and that the dental procedure used had only a limited predictive value for later performance at the preclinical level.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Clinical Competence; Dental Cavity Preparation; Dentistry, Operative; Education, Dental; Educational Measurement; Forecasting; Humans; Learning; Molar; Motor Skills; Pilot Projects; Teaching
ISSN:
1600-0579

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPolyzois, Ioannisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClaffey, Noelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Albheen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHussey, Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Franken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-03T09:58:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-03T09:58:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.identifier.citationCan evaluation of a dental procedure at the outset of learning predict later performance at the preclinical level? A pilot study. 2011, 15 (2):104-9 Eur J Dent Educen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1600-0579-
dc.identifier.pmid21492346-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1600-0579.2010.00647.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221834-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of conventional pre-clinical training in dentistry and to determine if evaluation of a dental procedure at the beginning of dental training can be a predictor for future performance. A group of second year dental students with no previous experience in operative dentistry were asked to prepare a conventional class I cavity on a lower first molar typodont. Their first preparation was carried out after an introductory lecture and a demonstration and their second at the end of conventional training. The prepared typodonts were coded and blindly scored for the traditional assessment criteria of outline form, retention form, smoothness, cavity depth and cavity margin angulation. Once the codes were broken, a paired t-test was used to compare the difference between the means of before and after scores (P<0.0001) and a Pearson's linear correlation to test the association (r=0.4). From the results of this study, we could conclude that conventional preclinical training results in a significant improvement in the manual skills of the dental students and that the dental procedure used had only a limited predictive value for later performance at the preclinical level.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European journal of dental education : official journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europeen_GB
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshDental Cavity Preparation-
dc.subject.meshDentistry, Operative-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Dental-
dc.subject.meshEducational Measurement-
dc.subject.meshForecasting-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLearning-
dc.subject.meshMolar-
dc.subject.meshMotor Skills-
dc.subject.meshPilot Projects-
dc.subject.meshTeaching-
dc.titleCan evaluation of a dental procedure at the outset of learning predict later performance at the preclinical level? A pilot study.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. ioannis.polyzois@dental.tcd.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of dental education : official journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europeen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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