Dental Poster Journal


Factors that Influence the Quality of Dental Lecture Classes - A Student Perspective

Karthik Shetty
[Year:2013] [Month:May-June] [Volume:2 ] [Number:3] [Pages No:54] [No. of Hits: 1083]

Students can contribute to the pedagogy design with their insights to help increase the capacity of the dental schools to deliver effective education. The modes of conveying information through lectures has constantly evolved along with different generations of students


A Constellation of Cells and Bodies

Roopa S Rao, Shankargouda Patil, Sanketh D S
[Year:2013] [Month:May-June] [Volume:2 ] [Number:3] [Pages No:55] [No. of Hits: 1063]

It is important for the oral pathologist to be familiar with the different pathological cells and bodies as they very often tend to occur in various diseases and conditions.. The normal cells, in certain conditions, are modified, to become pathological, which may be pathognomic. Inclusion bodies are nuclear or cytoplasmic aggregates of stainable substances, usually proteins, which are mostly formed due to viral multiplication or genetic disorders in human beings. In spite of most of these inclusions and cells not being pathognomic, they inevitably help the pathologist in making a diagnosis.



Shankargouda Patil, Roopa S Rao, Anveeta Agarwal, A Saileela
[Year:2013] [Month:May-June] [Volume:2 ] [Number:3] [Pages No:56] [No. of Hits: 1054]

Tobacco addiction has become a global youth menace &is equally life-threatening with serious oral health implications.It is consumed in varied forms such as smoking and smokeless tobacco though cigarette smoking is the most prevalent form of its use.
Cigarette smoking results in oral lesions extending up to oropharynx. The commonest lesions include, smoker’s melanosis, keratotic patches, stomatitis nicotinapalati, palatal erosions,erythroplakia,leukoplakia and oral squamous cell carcinoma.
Counselling to quit smoking has become the prime responsibility of oral health professionals& can be employed by sensitising patients and the public at large to the impact of tobacco products. Nicotine dependence can be intervened bynicotine replacement therapies and medications.


Assessment of Learning Preferences Among Dental Undergraduates

Shwetha V, Sowmya SV, Pallavi HN, Vineeth Kumar
[Year:2013] [Month:May-June] [Volume:2 ] [Number:3] [Pages No:57] [No. of Hits: 1207]

Need for the study: Dental students are adult learners who come into professional school with different styles of learning, acquired through many years of study. Individuals have unique preferences of learning styles, the knowledge of which can be used to increase students’ self-awareness and metacognition of their strengths and weaknesses as learners. Gender is among a number of factors that has been found to influence student learning style.
VAK (Visual, Auditory & Kinesthetic) Inventory Tool is one of the methods for assessing individual preferences for learning with sensory domains. However, it also presents a challenge for teachers to meet the educational needs of all students. Therefore, there is a strong need to improve learning and retention during undergraduate education so as to handle the challenges successfully that they will face both in present and future courses.


The Reggio Emilia Approach as a Method for Clinical Case Discussions
(An educational innovation)

Prashanthi Chippagiri, Spoorthi Ravi Banavar
[Year:2013] [Month:May-June] [Volume:2 ] [Number:3] [Pages No:58] [No. of Hits: 1528]

The conventional clinical case discussions involve the recording of case history by the students and the presentation of the case to the teacher, and the teacher discusses all the relevant findings to arrive at best possible provisional diagnosis. Here the student is just a passive learner indicating non self-directed approach of learning.


Application of “Mind Mapping” technique in Teaching Undergraduate students- A piloting initiative
(An educational research)

Spoorthi Ravi Banavar, Prashanthi Chippagiri
[Year:2013] [Month:May-June] [Volume:2 ] [Number:3] [Pages No:59] [No. of Hits: 1233]

Aim and Need: Today’s generation live in the information age, Which means that the students problem is less of obtaining information & more of retaining and organizing all the information that they require to ingest both during studies and afterwards to keep themselves updated. One of recent techniques that has been devised to help students in this task is called “Mind Mapping”. So our aim was to evaluate the potential of mind mapping in teaching and to compare it with conventional blackboard teaching.