Dental students’ perceptions on a simulated practice using patient-based customised typodonts during the transition from preclinical to clinical education

Bora Lee, Jong Eun Kim, Seung Ho Shin, Jang Hyun Kim, Ji Man Park, Ki Yeol Kim, Soo Yoon Kim, June Sung Shim

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Abstract

Purpose/Objectives: Dental students experience difficulties during the transition from preclinical to clinical curriculum. In order to help the students to adapt to the clinical education programme, a simulated practice using patient-based customised models was introduced in this study to prepare for their first clinical practice. Methods: This study included 45 third-year predoctoral students (D3 students) who were about to perform the preparation of a single crown abutment on their first patient. After practicing abutment preparation using simulated models and providing the actual treatment to their own patient, the students were surveyed to investigate their perceptions on the simulated practice using the 3D-printed customised typodont model. The statistical analysis of the quantitative data and the thematic analysis of the qualitative data were conducted. Results: Regarding this simulation, more than 80% of the students gave positive feedback on their practice of (a) operative positions and postures, (b) finger rest, (c) occlusal reduction, (d) axial reduction and (e) proximal reduction. Student responses on the open-ended questions about how they perceived the usefulness of this simulation were categorised as “First clinical case,” “Patient-based model” and “Realistic simulation environment.” In addition, a number of improvements of the simulation were also suggested by the students including the typodont and the manikin. Conclusions: This study gives insights into the significance of simulated practice using patient-based customised typodonts as a transitional education tool and its direction of development in the field of restorative treatments accompanied by irreversible tooth preparations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-65
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Dental Education
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the 45 third-year predoctoral students who participated in the simulation practice and responded to the survey for this study. This paper was supported by the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Program funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE, Korea). (10077361, Integrated System for Dental Diagnosis Treatment Simulation & PSI (Patient Specific Instrument) Design)

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© 2021 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Dentistry(all)

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