Journal of Orthodontic Science

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-

Orthodontic curriculum in Saudi Arabia: Faculty members' perception of clinical learning outcomes


Talat Hasan Al-Gunaid1, Rawah Talal Eshky2, Ahmed Abdulkarem Alnazzawi3 
1 Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah; Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ibb University, Ibb City, Yemen, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Substitutive Dental Sciences, Associate Professor and Dean, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Talat Hasan Al-Gunaid
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah
Saudi Arabia

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the perception of orthodontic staff members around clinical learning outcomes (LOs) of the undergraduate orthodontic curriculum with a focus on dental schools in Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three LOs were formulated, all of which were associated with skills required in the undergraduate orthodontics course. Orthodontic staff members were invited to provide their opinion regarding the curriculum using a Likert scale, whereby participants could answer each question on a scale from “Strongly Agree” to “Strongly Disagree.” RESULTS: Sixty-one teaching staff members agreed to partake in this study. The highest level of agreement among the participants pertained to conducting systematic orthodontic intraoral and extraoral examinations (100%), followed by explaining causes for space loss (98.3%). The lowest level of agreement was regarding executing a treatment plan for non-skeletal cases (62.2%) followed by skills of fabrication and activation of removable appliances (77%). Around 67.1% of the academics refused to allow dental students to select and bond orthodontic brackets. CONCLUSION: It is time to amalgamate the objectives and create a unified national list of LOs for all orthodontic curriculums across the country without any distinction of knowledge or skills required at the undergraduate level.


How to cite this article:
Al-Gunaid TH, Eshky RT, Alnazzawi AA. Orthodontic curriculum in Saudi Arabia: Faculty members' perception of clinical learning outcomes.J Orthodont Sci 2021;10:22-22


How to cite this URL:
Al-Gunaid TH, Eshky RT, Alnazzawi AA. Orthodontic curriculum in Saudi Arabia: Faculty members' perception of clinical learning outcomes. J Orthodont Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 2 ];10:22-22
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