Using Live Video Enhanced with Motion Graphics to Help Improve Student Learning of Clinical Skills in Periodontics

Title Using Live Video Enhanced with Motion Graphics to Help Improve Student Learning of Clinical Skills in Periodontics
Faculty/College/Unit Dentistry
Status Active
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Project Summary

We would like to create a series of multiple, 2-3 minute videos demonstrating the necessary clinical skills in periodontics (study of gums and supporting tooth structures). Such skills include assessing the clinical appearance of gum tissues and the proper manipulation of instruments used below the gumline. Students have reported limited visibility during clinical demonstrations and difficulty visualizing instruments that have “disappeared” below the gumline. The intent of these videos is to enhance student learning of periodontal clinical skills by improving the quality and impact of clinical instruction. Filming with high power magnification and merging “live” video footage with 3D animated motion graphics will be used to enhance students’ visibility and visualization of the clinical skills and concepts. Questionnaires will be distributed to students and instructors before the making of the videos as well as after releasing and viewing of the videos to determine success of outcome objectives.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Nancy Black
Year 1: Funded Amount 35,909
Year 1: Team Members

Dr. Marissa Garcia Fulle de Owen, Clinical Associate Professor, Periodontics
Ms. Penny Hatzimanolakis, Clinical Assistant Professor, Periodontics
Dr. Hannu Larjava, Chair, Division of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene