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J Islam Dent Assoc Iran 2018, 30(4): 145-152 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of Periodontal Flap Surgery Multimedia Instructional Program Compared to Standard Lecture
Fatemeh Sarlati * 1, Zakieh Zare2, Nasim Laiji3, Roya Shariatmadar Ahmadi4, Omid Moghaddas4, Negin Zokaei3
1- Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, Dental Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , fatima_sarlati@yahoo.com
2- Dentist, Private Practice, Shiraz, Iran
3- Dentist, Private Practice, Tehran, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, Dental Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the knowledge and skill performance obtained by dental students exposed to two different instructional modalities for periodontal flap surgery: a Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) multimedia software program and traditional lecture.
Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, fifty volunteer fourth-year dental students with similar grade point average (GPA) scores, with the age range of 22 to 27 years, were divided into two groups (n=25). They all completed a pretest. The test group used a multimedia software, while the control group attended a lecture with the same educational content. Immediately after the lecture and after the students of the soft-ware group have finished watching the program, they completed a test consisting of 14 questions. Then, they were all assigned to perform some skills of periodontal flap surgery on an animal model. The performance of each student was assessed using a questionnaire of 13 items. Data were analyzed using independent samples t-test, Fisher's exact test, and Pearson's chi-squared test.
Results: There were no differences in prior knowledge between the two groups at the baseline. The software group had a final average exam score of 12.8+1.50, and the lecture group had an average score of 10.24+1.36; the difference was statistically significant (P<0.001). The CAL group had superior performance in some skills related to periodontal flap surgery (9.98+4.63 and 4.26+4.07, respectively; P<0.000).
Conclusion: The multimedia software program can be used as an adjunct to traditional education or as a means of self-instruction in teaching periodontal flap surgery techniques.
Keywords: Education, Dental, Learning, Periodontics, Computer-Assisted Instruction
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Periodontology
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Sarlati F, Zare Z, Laiji N, Shariatmadar Ahmadi R, Moghaddas O, Zokaei N. Effectiveness of Periodontal Flap Surgery Multimedia Instructional Program Compared to Standard Lecture. J Islam Dent Assoc Iran. 2018; 30 (4) :145-152
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