Original Publication
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Advanced Simulation Clinic Orientation

Published: July 27, 2010 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8235

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Abstract

Introduction: DentSim is a web-based, interactive multimedia learning environment used for dental training and practice. The training program combines a virtual and clinical environment to provide a case history, patient, online instructor, visual tracking of the procedure, and real-time feedback and evaluation of the procedures performed. Problem-oriented learning is followed by detailed and objective feedback that allows students to progress at their own pace towards optimal performance.

Methods: This learning module provides an overview of the resource, followed by presentations on ergonomics and how to avoid work-related injuries. Students then use the software to complete a preparation assignment. Finally, the module shows students how to clean up the workstation so it is ready for the next student. Results: This web-based tutorial is being used by 100 first-year dental students every fall semester prior to entering the advanced simulation clinic. It has proven to be effective at decreasing the students’ dependence on faculty when beginning and while advancing through an introductory operative course. Discussion: DentSim is a web-based, interactive multimedia learning environment used for dental training and practice. The training program combines a virtual and clinical environment to provide a case history, patient, online instructor, visual tracking of the procedure, and real-time feedback and evaluation of the procedures performed.


Educational Objectives

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  1. Enter the advanced simulation clinic ready to use the facility, hardware, and software.
  2. Explain how the facility will help them develop psychomotor skills, critical thinking abilities, and problem-solving skills.

Author Information

  • Heather Conrad, DMD, MS, FACP, FRCD(C): University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Judith Buchanan, PhD, DMD: University of Minnesota
  • Alexander Welk, DDS, PhD: University of Greifswald

Disclosures
None to report.

Funding/Support
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Citation

Conrad H, Buchanan J, Welk A. Advanced simulation clinic orientation. MedEdPORTAL. 2010;6:8235. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8235