I agree with the opinion of Dr. Sivapathasundharam and Dr. Baskar, which concerns tooth carving exercise in the undergraduate syllabus. I must mention that tooth carving is not only included in the undergraduate syllabus but also in the postgraduate curriculum. Carving of deciduous teeth forms the basic preclinical requirement per the reviewed postgraduate curriculum of Pedodontics.
I would also like to add that sectioning of teeth for studying the inner structures is another exercise that does not add any value to the students' learning. Students can refer prepared models to study the inner structures of the tooth than wasting time and energy on slicing the tooth (except for Oral Pathology curriculum).