EFFECTIVENESS OF TRADITIONAL LECTURE VERSUS VIDEO FOR ORTHODONTIC TRAINING OF DENTAL INTERNS
Keywords:Lecture, Video, Medical education, Orthodontic, Molar buccal tubes
Introduction: Use of audiovisual aids is not new to improve dental teaching
efficiency. Objective: To compare the effectiveness of traditional lecture versus video for
orthodontic training of dental interns. Study design: Prospective, Randomized trial. Setting:
Orthodontic Dental Section, Faisalabad Medical University. Period: 15.7.2017 to 5.2.2018.
Materials & Methods: Two groups of 15 dental interns were selected randomly at Orthodontic
Dental Section, Faisalabad Medical University. One group was presented with traditional lecture
while other group was shown a video. The learning objective of both was to train the dental
interns to bond molar tubes onto extracted human lower first molars. Dental interns bonded
molar tubes and results were assessed by an experienced blinded orthodontist. Results
were analyzed for accuracy of molar tube bonding. Results: Results showed that there was
insignificant difference between the two groups for accuracy of molar tube bonding onto
extracted human lower first molars (P value=0.3401). Conclusion: Traditional lecture and video
were equally effective for orthodontic training of dental interns for bonding of molar tubes.