Cecilia Cantero-Fuentealba; Alex Bustos-Leal; Ricardo Cartes-Velásquez; Oswaldo Ruiz-Medina & J. E. Frencken


Atraumatic Restorative Treatment is widespread in areas where dental treatments are impossible with rotating technique, and there are several universities offering ART courses, based mainly on the structure of modules proposed by Frencken. This study aims to conduct an evaluation of the ART courses offered by University of Concepcion (UdeC) in their 2007 and 2008 versions. We conducted a descriptive study on the Universe of 40 participants in those years, which was evaluated on: implementing the educational objectives, course contents, sequence of modules, duration and quality of learning materials and teaching. The results show favorable results, which improved in the second year: 70.5% to 89.5% for a very good achievement of educational objectives, 70% to 77% at a very high utility of the contents, 85% to 90% of properly sequence of modules, 75% to 95% for adequate duration and 66.25 to 78.75% in the quality of teaching. There is therefore, in participant’s evaluations, an adequate way in that ART courses are taught by the UdeC, unfortunately there are no previous studies on this subject and is necessary to conduct further studies that address it. KEY WORDS: ART, training, evaluation, atraumatic.

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CANTERO-FUENTEALBA, C.; BUSTOS-LEAL, A.; CARTES-VELÁSQUEZ, R.; RUIZ-MEDINA, O. & FRENCKEN, J. E. Evaluation of atraumatic restorative treatment training courses, Dental School, Universidad de Concepción, 2007 – 2008. Int. J. Odontostomat., 4(2):139-147, 2010.