Title

Dental Students' Self-Assessment of Preclinical Examinations

SMC Author

Samuel Lind

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Status

Faculty

School

School of Economics and Business Administration

Department

Business Analytics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2008

Publication Title

Journal of Dental Education

Description/Abstract

Accurate self-assessment is an important attribute for practicing dentists and, therefore, an important skill to develop in dental students. Our purpose was to examine the relationship between faculty and student assessments of preclinical prosthodontic procedures. Seventy-six second-year students completed two consecutive examinations and two self-assessments. The examinations involved setting maxillary denture teeth on a model to simulate the clinical procedure of a complete maxillary denture. Results indicated no significant increases in examination or student self-assessment mean scores; however, regression analysis indicated changes in student self-assessment scores explained 16.3 percent of the variation in examination scores. In essence, improvement in student self-assessment predicted improvement in examination scores among dental students completing a preclinical dental procedure.

Keywords

self-assessment, student evaluation, self-directed learning

Scholarly

yes

Volume

72

Issue

3

First Page

265

Last Page

277

Disciplines

Business | Business Analytics | Economics

Original Citation

Lind, S. (2008). Dental Students' Self-Assessment of Preclinical Examinations. Journal of Dental Education

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