Nothaft Maximilian, Eichhorn Tim, Rominu Mihai, Junker Rüdiger
Background: As part of pre-clinical teaching at Danube Private University (DPU), CAD/CAM systems (CEREC) are introduced in the third semester. In addition, students learn how to use software for self-assessment of their dental preparations in the phantom head (prepCheck).
Objectives: The students’ perspective and feedback is important for the success of teaching modules, which is why their opinion of the prepCheck analysis app was evaluated by means of an anonymous questionnaire.
Methods: A survey study was conducted with an anonymized questionnaire. This was followed by a descriptive statistical analysis of the ratings of the statements.
Results: The use of prepCheck was predominantly evaluated positively and the learning content was positively received. The training of assessment skills as well as the promotion of study motivation, the acquisition of a better understanding and the optimized self-assessment through prepCheck could also be affirmed. However, prepCheck cannot replace teacher feedback.
Conclusion: Besides traditional teaching and performance assessment by the teacher, prepCheck is positively perceived as an additional teaching and self-assessment method.