Libyan International Medical University Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69--74

Assessment of level of knowledge understood and memorized of panoramic anatomical landmarks among dental students in Benghazi, Libya


Fatma Omar Elsheikhi1, Naeima Betamar2, Iman Bugaighis3 
1 Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
3 Department of Orthodontics, Egas Moniz University Institute, Almada, Portugal

Correspondence Address:
Fatma Omar Elsheikhi
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Benghazi, Benghazi
Libya

Background: Evaluation of skill competency and quality requirements of dental students plays an essential role in dental education. Aim: To investigate the level of knowledge of cranio-dentofacial anatomic structures observed on panoramic radiographs by 4th-year dental students and graduates in internship year at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Benghazi. Materials and Methods: A total of 73 4th-year dental students and 92 interns attending the 2018/2019 academic year participated in this study to identify 24 landmarks on a traced panoramic radiograph. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square analyses were performed (P < 5%). Results: The overall correct answer rate for 24 anatomical landmarks was 26.2% (±0.23) among the 4th-year students and 29.68% (±0.24) among interns. Significant differences were observed only between hard tissues and soft tissues/air layer. For both groups, Head of the condyle was the most identified (79.5% for the 4th-year and 71.7% for interns), while the middle nasal concha was the least recognized structure (100% incorrect answer). Conclusions: Both 4th-year students and interns had a similar level of knowledge in identifying anatomical structures shown on panoramic radiography. The teaching program should focus on familiarizing dental students with the unidentified anatomical structures on panoramic radiographs.


How to cite this article:
Elsheikhi FO, Betamar N, Bugaighis I. Assessment of level of knowledge understood and memorized of panoramic anatomical landmarks among dental students in Benghazi, Libya.Libyan Int Med Univ J 2021;6:69-74


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Elsheikhi FO, Betamar N, Bugaighis I. Assessment of level of knowledge understood and memorized of panoramic anatomical landmarks among dental students in Benghazi, Libya. Libyan Int Med Univ J [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];6:69-74
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