Waxing tests as predictors of students' performance in preclinical dentistry.

@article{Walcott1986WaxingTA,
  title={Waxing tests as predictors of students' performance in preclinical dentistry.},
  author={Allen M. Walcott and George Wilson Knight and Robert Charlick},
  journal={Journal of dental education},
  year={1986},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={
          716-21
        }
}
Poor prediction of psychomotor performance in dentistry using traditional admissions tests and prior academic performance, as well as the serious consequences of poor performance for both students and faculty, suggest that better predictors are needed. Two tests of waxing skill were incorporated into the first semester freshman dental anatomy course and administered to one class of 131 students. Data were collected for eight preclinical performance measures. Results showed that neither the… CONTINUE READING

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