An evaluation system for teaching clinical removable prosthodontics

Richard R. Seals, Dean L. Johnson, Russell J. Stratton

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The continuous assessment and updating of clinical evaluations are integral aspects of dental education. The purpose of this article was to describe the development, implementation, and assessment of an evaluation system for clinical removable prosthodontics. A system based on a three-point scale (RST) was adopted and implemented with the intent of maximizing evaluation effectiveness while minimizing stress on students and faculty members. To date, the RST system has improved both the quality of clinical evaluation and the level of clinical learning. The RST clinical evaluation system appears to be defusing students' ardent quests for grades while promoting the teaching potential within the evaluation process. The system also stimulates student self-evaluation, improves the consistency of faculty grading, facilitates student counseling, and permits an in-depth analysis of the evaluation system at regular intervals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-597
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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