Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2014, vol. 20, issue 3
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 575-577
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2014203.575
Published online: 17 September 2014

J of IMAB 2014 Jul-Sep;20(3):575-577
Dimiter Kirov1Corresponding Autor, Stefka Kazakova1, Janet Kirilova2.
1) Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine, 2) Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University- Sofia, Bulgaria.

Background: The ability to self-assess is a critical skill that all health professionals must be able to do, in order to achieve competence. This is essential for the doctors of dental medicine. During their education and practice they apply different clinical and para-clinical procedures.
The aim is to evaluate the students' self-assessment skills during the education of clinic and preclinic of prosthetic dentistry.
Material and methods: After the completion of certain work - preparation for full veneer crown, a questionnaire was provided to each student in preclinical course (n=30) and clinical course (n=30) for self-evaluation. The questionnaire involved: axial reduction, occlusal reduction, facial and lingual reduction, smoothing and finishing. The answers were based on the standard for the university grading scale. Than, the same questionnaire was fulfilled by the assistant professor without seeing students' self-evaluation.
Results and Discussion: Results have been reported in percentages. 100% respond rate has been achieved. The students from the preclinical course tend to overestimate their performance (50%). The students from the clinical course tend to submit overall lower grades than the faculty evaluation (25%).
Conclusions: The students from clinics have better self-assessment skills. The discrepancy was most pronounced in the junior students. The different evaluations (self-assessment and assistant professor's) help students to improve their understanding of certain principles and improve the teaching effectiveness of education of prosthetic dentistry.

Key words: students' self-assessment, clinical teacher evaluation,

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Correspondence to: Dr Dimiter Kirov, Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine; 1, St Georgi Sofiiski Str., 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 07 July 2014
Published online: 17 September 2014

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