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Application of a new system for classifying root canal morphology in undergraduate teaching and clinical practice: a national survey in Malaysia

Ahmed, Hany Mohamed Aly and Che Ab. Aziz, Zeti Adura and Azami, Noor Hayati and Farook, Mohideen Salihu and Khan, Asfand Ali and Mohd Noor, N.S. and Ayoub, A.A. and Zainal Abidin, Imran and Halim, Mohamad Syahrizal and Pai, A. R.V. and Kacharaju, Kranthi Raja and Mohammad, Norazlina and Nagendrababu, Venkateshbabu and Nabhan, Mohamed Shady and Dummer, Paul Mh (2020) Application of a new system for classifying root canal morphology in undergraduate teaching and clinical practice: a national survey in Malaysia. International Endodontic Journal, 53 (6). pp. 871-879. ISSN 0143-2885

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Abstract

Aim To evaluate and compare the feedback of final year undergraduate dental students in eight Malaysian dental schools on the application of a new system for classifying root canal morphology in teaching and clinical practice. Methods One PowerPoint presentation describing two classification systems for root canal morphology (Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology, 1974 38, 456 and its supplemental configurations, International Endodontic Journal 2017, 50, 761) was delivered to final year undergraduate dental students in eight dental schools in Malaysia by two presenters (each presented to four schools). To examine students' feedback on the utility of each system, printed questionnaires consisting of six questions (five multiple choice questions and one open-ended question) were distributed and collected after the lecture. The questionnaire was designed to compare the classification systems in terms of accuracy, practicability, understanding of root canal morphology and recommendation for use in pre-clinical and clinical courses. The exact test was used for statistical analysis, with the level of significance set at 0.05 (P = 0.05). Results A total of 382 (out of 447) students participated giving a response rate of 86%. More than 90% of students reported that the new system was more accurate and more practical compared with the Vertucci system (P < 0.001). Overall, 97% of students reported the new system helped their understanding of root and canal morphology compared with the Vertucci classification (P < 0.001). Over 97% of students recommended the use of the new system in teaching, pre-clinical courses and clinical practice (P < 0.001). Except for two schools, no significant difference was detected between the responses of students for all questions at the different schools (P > 0.05). The students' responses for all questions were almost similar for both presenters (P > 0.05). Conclusions The new system of International Endodontic Journal 2017, 50, 761 for classifying root and canal morphology was favoured by final year undergraduate dental students in Malaysia. The new system has the potential to be included in the undergraduate endodontic curriculum for teaching courses related to root and canal morphology.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: classification, education, root canal morphology, students, survey, teaching
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Mrs Suhani Saarani
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2021 15:56
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 15:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87979

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