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MANRESA MALPICA, Laura; GARCIA PELAEZ, Soledad Yanedy; DOMENECH LA ROSA, Liset  and  MANRESA PACHECO, Néstor. Effectiveness of an educational multimedia on craniofacial growth and development for Dentistry students. EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.4, pp.130-147.  Epub Dec 31, 2021. ISSN 2077-2874.


the introduction of Information and Communication Technologies in the teaching-learning process represents a maxim within innovations. In the Dentistry degree, its tools offer many options to complement the teaching of the Orthodontics subject, which together with the learning derived from the practice in the clinic, contributes to the training of the future professional.


to assess the effectiveness of a multimedia on craniofacial growth and development in the teaching-learning process of Dentistry students.


a development investigation was carried out at the Nuevitas Medical Sciences institution in the period from September 2019 to January 2020. Theoretical, empirical and mathematical statistical methods were used. The eXeLearning 2.3.1 program was used to create the multimedia.


there were deficiencies in teaching aids for the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process of the Orthodontics subject in the fourth and fifth years of Dentistry, among them: few study materials, exercises, images, videos, complementary bibliography and games; therefore, an educational multimedia was designed and applied, which was evaluated by criteria of specialists and users.


it was a highly effective tool in the teaching-learning process of the subject since it contributed to the development of intellectual skills, motivation and the assimilation of content in an affordable way. It was satisfactorily evaluated by specialists and users who highlighted its adequate design, scientificity and functionality.

Keywords : medical informatics applications; information technologies and communication projects; students, dental; learning; education, medical.

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