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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100-106

Evaluation of undergraduate clinical learning experiences in the subject of pediatric dentistry using critical incident technique


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Madhya Pradesh, India
5 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Rajasthan Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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N R Banda
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore 453 112
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.115710

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Introduction: In pediatric dentistry, the experiences of dental students may help dental educators better prepare graduates to treat the children. Research suggests that student's perceptions should be considered in any discussion of their education, but there has been no systematic examination of India's undergraduate dental students learning experiences. Aim: This qualitative investigation aimed to gather and analyze information about experiences in pediatric dentistry from the students' viewpoint using critical incident technique (CIT). Study Design: The sample group for this investigation came from all 240 3 rd and 4 th year dental students from all the four dental colleges in Indore. Using CIT, participants were asked to describe at least one positive and one negative experience in detail. Results: They described 308 positive and 359 negative experiences related to the pediatric dentistry clinic. Analysis of the data resulted in the identification of four key factors related to their experiences: 1) The instructor; 2) the patient; 3) the learning process; and 4) the learning environment. Conclusion: The CIT is a useful data collection and analysis technique that provides rich, useful data and has many potential uses in dental education.






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