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

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 5

Learning Procedural Skills in Dentistry – A Structured Review

K Chandrasekharan Nair1*, Viswanath Gurumurthy2, Pradeep Dathan3, Murukan PA4, Arya Nair R5, Revathy CV5

1Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Associate Professor, Department of Dental Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, KSA
3Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvavananthapuram, Kerala, India
4Former Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Annoor Dental College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India
5Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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

Received: March 18, 2024; Published: April 04, 2024


Professional learning of the science of dentistry is complete only when the related skills are acquired. The number of skills to be mastered are many those span from a single tooth restoration, replacement of the entire dentition to the highly complicated surgical procedures. Skills are included under the psychomotor domain and teachers have tried to implement different methods of imparting ‘procedural learning’. Conventionally, a procedure is demonstrated and the students observe it. Then they are asked to repeat the skill but it is difficult to ascertain whether the student has understood the procedure in the context of its relevance. This review considers different instructional practices suited for the learning of procedures.

Keywords: Procedural Skills; Competency; Feedback; Peyton’s Four-Step Approach; Spaced Practising; Pendelton’s Rules of Feedback


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Citation: K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. “Learning Procedural Skills in Dentistry – A Structured Review".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 8.5 (2024): 07-16.


Copyright: © 2024 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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