J Korean Acad Oral Health.  2019 Mar;43(1):33-39. 10.11149/jkaoh.2019.43.1.33.

A case study on evaluation of team-based learning effectiveness in clinical dental hygiene

  • 1Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Health Science & Genome-based BioIT Convergence Institute, Sun Moon University, Asan, Gangneung, Korea.
  • 2Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Dentistry & Research Institute of Oral Science, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung, Korea. ysh3779@nate.com


OBJECTIVES: The purpose
of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of team-based learning (TBL) method in clinical dental hygiene subjects to improve the competence of learners.
Clinical dental hygiene and practiceII was implemented and evaluated by utilizing a team-based learning module. Communication skills, self-directed learning ability, and learning attitude were measured over the course of the module
Communication competence improved from 147.17 points before education to 152.74 points after education (P=0.001). Moreover, self-directed learning competence improved from 135.91 points before education to 143.97 points after education (P<0.001).
Team-based learning (TBL) method was found effective in clinical dental education course for clinical skill-building and improving the dental hygiene process competence of dental hygiene students.


Dental education; Oral hygiene; Team-based learning
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