Anatomy of the Human Adult Dentition
|Multimedia, Tutorial||8501||1||July 26, 2011|
Anatomy of Human Adult Dentition is a computer-based learning resource that describes the anatomical characteristics of adult human dentition. The resource provides photos of extracted tooth specimens and lists the anatomical details from five specific aspects: mesial, distal, facia, lingual and occlusal (incisal). The resource has an interface that the learner can easily navigate through the list of maxillary teeth and mandibular teeth. It has an interactivity feature that allow learners to rotate each tooth in 360 degrees and also capable of magnification. Alongside with this features is the text descriptions of each aspect of the tooth that the learner can view and scroll down. This resource is a multimedia approach that the learner can use to study the anatomy of human adult dentition. This can be used by students to assist them in learning while faculty can use this as an additional resource to complement teaching dental anatomy.
Madden M, Adarve R. Anatomy of the Human Adult Dentition. MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/8501
- To list the individual teeth of adult human dentition.
- To describe the anatomical characteristics of each aspect of an individual tooth.
- To recognize the anatomical characteristics that assist differentiating an individual tooth by arch, type, and class.
- Adult Human Dentition, Permanent Teeth, Mouth (MeSH)
- Gross Anatomy
- Medical Knowledge
- Basic Sciences
- Gross Anatomy
- Instructional Materials/Methods
- Gastrointestinal system
- Professional School
- Dental Student
- Independent Study
Authors & Co-Authors
Michael Madden, D.D.S.
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Ranier Adarve, M.S., D.D.S.
University of Minnesota
Effectiveness and Significance
For the past several years, the Dental Anatomy program of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry has utilized the paper-based format of teaching human adult dentition. A lab manual that contains drawings of each tooth have proven to be very effective in providing information needed by students to learn the different morphological characteristics of individual teeth. This new learning resource is an advancement of the paper-based format where actual photos of tooth specimens instead of drawings are provided as examples. The interactivity that allow students to view the photos of actual tooth in 360 degrees and the ability to enlarge the photos are added features that will make learners experience much more enriching. This resource has just been added in the program and is currently being used to support other course requirements.
Special Implementation Guidelines or Requirements
- The learning resource runs in any internet web browser like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera or Google Chrome.
- Adobe Flash Player should be installed.
Students learn effectively if the learning resource is readily available. This resource runs in web browser for ease of access by most learners since there is no special program required. With the interactivity features of the resource such as the 360 degree rotation or individual tooth and magnification, learner are highly engaged. The inclusion of multimedia approach using textual detailed description and photos of actual teeth, the resource also enhances the delivery of information and increase students' motivation.
This information is made available under the Creative Commons license.