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The Evaluation of the Effects of Repeated Practical Applications on the Skill Development of Dental Students.

Emrullah BAHSI*, Begum Erpacal, Dilan Ayluctarhan, Musa Acarturk, M. Orkun Ertugrul, Samican Unal, Simge Gumus

Date of Publication: 2019-09-27


Backraund: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of repeated practical applications on the skills development of dental students and to question the relationship between practical and theoretical success.

Methods: In this study, 120 students were prepared Black I, Black II (MO), Black II (MOD), Black III, Black IV, Black V-VI cavities, then the first practical applications were requested to be carried out with restorations (Black IA, Black II A (MO), Black II A (MOD), Black III K, Black IV K, Black V-VI K). A total of 12 groups were formed. Paired t-test and Pearson correlation analysis were used for statistical analysis.

Results: Among the groups, the highest averages were seen in B5-6 K group, while the lowest averages were observed in B3 group. It was found that the average of all group comparisons except B2 (MOD) - B2 A (MOD) groups increased. Other group comparisons except for B2 (MO) - B2 A (MO) groups (P> 0.05) were statistically significant (P <0.05). The relationship between practical grade averages and midterm grades was r = 0.279 and was statistically significant (P <0.05).

Conclusions: Increasing the number of repetitions of practical applications with a high degree of difficulty is important for dental competence. Theoretically successful students are also prone to success in practice.


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