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Comparison of learning success in orthodontic model analysis with digital and plaster models by using an interactive eLearning system

  • The metric and qualitative analysis of models of the upper and lower dental arches is an important aspect of orthodontic treatment planning. Currently available eLearning systems for dental education only allow access to digital learning materials, and do not interactively support the learning progress. Moreover, to date no study compared the efficiency of learning methods based on physical or digital study models. For this pilot study, 18 dental students were separated into two groups to investigate whether the learning success in study model analysis with an interactive elearning system is higher based on digital models or on conventional plaster models. The results show that with the digital method less time is needed per model analysis. Moreover, the digital approach leads to higher total scores than that based on plaster models. We conclude that interactive eLearning using digital dental arch models is a promising tool for dental education.

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Author of HS ReutlingenBurgert, Oliver
Erschienen in:64. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie e. V. (GMDS) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie 08. - 11.09.2019, Dortmund
Publisher:GMDS e.V.
Place of publication:Köln
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2019
Page Number:1
DDC classes:610 Medizin, Gesundheit
004 Informatik
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International