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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 164-165

Role of computer-based learning in tooth carving in dentistry: An Indian perspective


1 Department of Oral Pathology, I. T. S. Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Saurabh Juneja
Department of Oral Pathology, I. T. S. Dental College, Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad - 201 206, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.186972

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Tooth carving is an important practical preclinical exercise in the curriculum in Indian dental education setup. It forms the basis of introduction to tooth anatomy, morphology and occlusion of primary and permanent teeth through practical approach. It requires enormous time and manpower to master the skill. Therefore, there is an imminent necessity to incorporate computer-based learning of the art of tooth carving for effective teaching and efficient student learning. This will ensure quality time to be spent on other academic and research activities by students and faculty in addition to adding value as a teaching aid.


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