Volume 6, Issue 2 (Summer 2002)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2002, 6(2): 48-55 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: Reviewing our present educational discipline will allow us to design a useful plan for improving the efficiency of dental education group. Objective: To determine the present practical training through the opinions of the dentistry students and teachers. Methods: In this descriptive-periodical study, 60 students and 24 teachers filled a questionnaire. The first questionnaire dealt with the demographic information of respondents and next seven with educational planning, the duration of training, equipments, facilities and effectiveness in the training sites. Findings: This study revealed that the students had evaluated the planning of training courses as medium (43.3%), the participating in group talking as weak (63.3%), but their lecturers believed the planning of training course to be good (50%) and the student’s intergroup activities as weak (46%). The efficiency of the pediatric dentistry (52%), oral medicine (50%), Radiology, oral pathology and operative dentistry wards (48.3%) were assessed good, the same of prosthodontics (50%), oral surgery (48.3%), periodontics (60%) and endodontics wards (43.3%) were assessed medium and of the orthodontics ward (50%) as weak by students. Conclusion: Regarding the results, the necessity of marking some revision in practical education of dentistry and increasing dental equipments and facilities in practical sites, seems evident.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Dentisry