This material was originally developed to provide self-study material for first-year dental students. Student feedback had indicated that the students would rather not have this material presented in lecture format (Reference, below). Therefore, future class lectures were no longer given and the only source of instruction was this module and self-study. Six years of data (3 years of classes with lectures and 3 years of classes of self-study only) indicated that there was no difference in student performance on assessments between the lecture and self-study formats (p<.05), (Reference, below). This is evidence of the ability of this online resource to achieve its intended outcome. Also, this material was used to help dental students successfully pass the Dental Anatomy and Occlusion section of the National Board of Dental Examiners test.
Reference: DeSchepper EJ, Brady D, Mirowski G, Reifeis P, Hohlt W. New Teaching Aids Developed At Indiana University School of Dentistry Educational Booth at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Dental Schools, Vancouver, British Columbia, March, 1999
- To identify and distinguish permanent and deciduous dentition from digital images.
- To identify individual teeth by name and Universal number from digital images.
- To appropriately use and understand dental anatomy and oral nomenclature.
- To identify and name major tooth structures.
- To determine biological age from eruption patterns.
- To distinguish normal from abnormal tooth structure.
- To describe the attachment mechanism of teeth to jaws and the major periodontal structures.
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This research was funded by a $3000 institutional grant for faculty development at Indiana University School of Dentistry in addition to funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration/Maternal Child Health Bureau grant # U44MC20223.
DeSchepper EJ, Brady D, Mirowski G, Reifeis P, Hohlt W. New Teaching Aids Developed At Indiana University School of Dentistry Educational. Booth presented at: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Dental Schools; March 1999; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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