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Enhancement of Skill Competencies in Operative Dentistry Using Procedure-Specific Educational Videos (E-Learning Tools) Post-COVID-19 Era—A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Department of Operative Dentistry & Endodontics, College of Dentistry, Jouf University, Sakaka 72345, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Operative Dentistry & Endodontics, Frontier Medical and Dental College, Abbottabad 22010, Pakistan
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Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Jouf University, Sakaka 72345, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Periodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, Datta Meghe Insitute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur 440016, India
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Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, Jouf University, Sakaka 72345, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Conservative Dental Sciences and Endodontics, College of Dentistry, Qassim University, Qassim 52571, Saudi Arabia
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Restorative and Dental Materials Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Taif University, Taif 26571, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Diagnostic Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha 62529, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Prosthetic Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Jouf University, Sakaka 72345, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Urology, King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital, Sakaka 72345, Saudi Arabia
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Academic Editors: Giuseppe Alessandro Scardina, Giorgio Rappelli and Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(7), 4135; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19074135
Received: 6 February 2022 / Revised: 25 March 2022 / Accepted: 28 March 2022 / Published: 31 March 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue COVID-19 in Dentistry and Dental Education)
E-learning has completely transformed how people teach and learn, particularly in the last three pandemic years. This study evaluated the effectiveness of additional procedure-specific video demonstrations through E-learning in improving the knowledge and practical preclinical skills acquisition of undergraduate dental students in comparison with live demonstration only. A randomized controlled trial was conducted for the second-year dental students in the College of Dentistry, Jouf University, to evaluate the impact of E-learning-assisted videos on preclinical skill competency levels in operative dentistry. After a brief introduction to this study, the second-year male and female students voluntarily participated in the survey through an official college email. Fifty participants were enrolled in the study after obtaining informed consent. The participants were randomly divided into two groups, twenty-five each. The control group (Group A) was taught using traditional methods, and the intervention group (Group B) used E-learning-assisted educational videos and traditional techniques. An objective structured practical examination (OSPE) was used to assess both groups. The faculty members prepared a structured, standardized form to evaluate students. After OSPE, statistical analysis was done to compare the grades of OSPE between Group A and Group B. Logistic regression analysis was done to express the effect of components of the OSPE on gender, cumulative gross point average (CGPA), Group A and Group B. The results showed a significant difference in the experimental groups after the intervention (p < 0.000). The simulator position parameter demonstrated that the participants had a significant competence level after the intervention by procedure-specific videos (p < 0.000) and an exponential value of 6.494. The participants taught by E-learning-assisted procedure-specific videos and traditional teaching strategies demonstrated an enhanced learning and skill competency level than participants who used only traditional teaching strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: dental skills; operative dentistry; procedure-specific videos; E-learning; dental education dental skills; operative dentistry; procedure-specific videos; E-learning; dental education
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Iqbal, A.; Ganji, K.K.; Khattak, O.; Shrivastava, D.; Srivastava, K.C.; Arjumand, B.; AlSharari, T.; Alqahtani, A.M.A.; Hamza, M.O.; AbdelrahmanDafaalla, A.A.E.G. Enhancement of Skill Competencies in Operative Dentistry Using Procedure-Specific Educational Videos (E-Learning Tools) Post-COVID-19 Era—A Randomized Controlled Trial. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 4135. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19074135

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Iqbal A, Ganji KK, Khattak O, Shrivastava D, Srivastava KC, Arjumand B, AlSharari T, Alqahtani AMA, Hamza MO, AbdelrahmanDafaalla AAEG. Enhancement of Skill Competencies in Operative Dentistry Using Procedure-Specific Educational Videos (E-Learning Tools) Post-COVID-19 Era—A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(7):4135. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19074135

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Iqbal, Azhar, Kiran Kumar Ganji, Osama Khattak, Deepti Shrivastava, Kumar Chandan Srivastava, Bilal Arjumand, Thani AlSharari, Ali Mosfer A Alqahtani, May Othman Hamza, and Ahmed Abu El Gasim AbdelrahmanDafaalla. 2022. "Enhancement of Skill Competencies in Operative Dentistry Using Procedure-Specific Educational Videos (E-Learning Tools) Post-COVID-19 Era—A Randomized Controlled Trial" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 7: 4135. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19074135

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