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Class I Preparation: Instructional Video

Published: April 22, 2013 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9396

Included in this publication:

  • Class I Preparation Quiz Key.doc
  • Class I Preparation Quiz.doc
  • Class I Preparation - Instructors Guide.doc
  • Class I preparation.mp4

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This 4 minute and 01 second instructional video presents basic technique for a class I preparation. Operative concepts are conveyed within this video via a variety of manifestations: text, photos, and live video, all with audio narration. This video is intended to serve as an adjunctive tool for teaching operative dentistry. The intended audience is any student of operative dentistry. Students can watch this video on their personal computer/media device as a form of self-study or review. The video can also be projected as a stand-alone presentation before a group of viewers in teaching and/or calibration scenarios. The video can be easily paused during presentation to engage in reflection on and discussion of previously presented information.

In addition to the video, a multiple-choice quiz is provided to allow the audience to self-asses.

This video has become a powerful medium for effectively illustrating operative procedures at our institution. By viewing this video in advance, students are more attentive during lectures, and seem to ask better questions. In addition, they have become more efficient during laboratory sessions and are also able to better self-assess. Also, this video can be used as a review in preparing for regional board exams.

Educational Objectives

  1. Summarize the key design features of a class I occlusal tooth preparation.
  2. Identify a systematic approach to performing the class I occlusal preparation.

Author Information

  • Shalizeh Azizi Patel, DDS: The University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Ryan L. Quock, DDS: The University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Juliana A. Barros, DDS, MS: The University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Darrel Gonzales: The University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Timothy C. Woernley: The University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Martha G. Orozco: The University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Gary N. Frey, DDS: The University of Texas School of Dentistry

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Patel S, Quock R, Barros J, et al. Class I preparation: instructional video. MedEdPORTAL. 2013;9:9396. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9396

This publication is co-sponsored by the American Dental Education Association.