Social distancing requirements instituted as a result of the
COVID-19 pandemic made delivery of preclinical laboratory education
challenging. This was especially true for the dental schools with large class
size and limited preclinical spaces. During the pandemic, the University of Colorado
School of Dental Medicine used enhanced-temporary distance learning (E-TDL)
along with digital assessment (DA) in the predoctoral pediatric dentistry
preclinical course. The E-TDL and DA was used to provide synchronous digital
feedback and asynchronous assessment of competencies using portfolios.
This presentation will provide a detailed overview of the E-TDL and DA model along with live demonstrations of software tools used to facilitate the process. Additionally, we will provide evidence-based data to support the efficacy of E-TDL and DA in pediatric dentistry. The E-TDL and DA provides a paradigm shift in student assessment, which will be beneficial even in the post-pandemic period. The wider application of DA in dentistry will benefit preclinical education and pedagogical research in the future.
Note: This webinar is a follow up to the article, “Digital preclinical education and assessment in pediatric dentistry during COVID pandemic” from ADEA’s Journal of Dental Education.
- Discuss digital assessment model for preclinical exercises using student portfolios.
- Provide an overview of synchronous feedback using digital assessment.
- Identify and discuss wider application of digital assessment in dentistry.
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by September 9, 2024. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.
All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.