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This study aimed to test the advantages of computer assisted learning (CAL) over traditional method of dental anatomy wax carving for freshly enrolled students for dentistry. Making students perceive gross dental anatomy involves surveying and examination of natural teeth and carving wax models to precisely reproduce the morphology of teeth. In first year of dental curriculum dental anatomy carving is instructed to students that is the beginning towards dentistry with in which students learn primary data concerning teeth anatomy to learn the structure and internal form of each tooth. In our opinion, this is able to facilitate to extend in private practice.
Materials and Method:
Ninety one First year dental students at the Rural Dental College, PIMS were subjected to two practical demonstration session with two different methods of explaining wax carving of upper and lower right canines. All students were told to carve an upper canine and a lower right canine using the dental wax block. Clinical supervisors investigated the work of scholars by creating a scale from zero to five. Unpaired T test was made in use to compare two samples asses for both conventional and computer assisted methods.
Computer assisted learning (CAL) has the potential to boost faculty instruction, chiefly when students need unremitting demonstration.