Pilot study implementing mixed media and animation into the Preclinical Dental Anesthesia Course
Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
Journal of Dental Education
Purpose/Objectives: During 2019, the "perfect intersection" of collaboration and innovative education using live video merged with animation was launched in the preclinical local anesthesia curriculum at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. This article includes the audible video created and describes the software used to blend dynamic animation for content delivery. This mixed-media approach merges animation with live video resulting with innovative teaching and student learning. Further, outcomes are discussed from voluntary postassessment surveys regarding how students perceived this innovation when introduced into preclinical local anesthesia curriculum. Within the advancements for the preclinical local anesthesia curriculum, development of short videos is introduced to students reviewing armamentarium and injection delivery to address patients’ pain management. Design: Within the advancements for this preclinical local anesthesia curriculum, short video development was introduced to students through online assessments. Afterward, students were given a voluntary postassessment survey. The 2017 results served as the genesis for the 2019 pilot study implementing mixed media and animation into assessments. Results/Conclusion: Results determined 78.6% agreed they would like to see more assessments made with integrated animation and mixed media. Additionally, 77% agreed they would like to see other courses use mixed media assessments. The pilot study implementing mixed media and animation into the preclinical dental anesthesia course was a unique addition to the curriculum engaging students for assessments.
Alvear Fa, B. A.,
Interrante, M. A.,
Castagna, D. M.
Pilot study implementing mixed media and animation into the Preclinical Dental Anesthesia Course.
Journal of Dental Education, 84(9), 1046–1052.