Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 3

Lecture Remains to be an Effective Method of Teaching in Dental Education

K Chandrasekharan Nair1*, Pradeep Dathan2, Bhimalingeswara Rao3 and Mohan Kumar T4

1Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvavananthapuram, Kerala, India
3Professor of Prosthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
4Professor of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Rau, Indore, India

*Corresponding Author: K Chandrasekharan Nair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: January 20, 2022; Published: February 10, 2022


Three components of the curriculum of dental education are: 1. Objectives 2. Teaching learning methods and 3. Assessment (Evaluation). Amongst the teaching methods employed in dental education, lecture method has an unquestionable place and it is very popular with both the students and teachers. Characteristics of lecture and its presentation are given in this article.

Keywords: Lecture; Advantages of Lecture; Disadvantages of Lecture; Attention; Retention; Flipped Classroom; Students Response to Lecture


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Citation: K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. “Lecture Remains to be an Effective Method of Teaching in Dental Education”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.3 (2022):10-16.


Copyright: © 2022 K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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