The Next Generation of Patient Education: Multilingual Dental Explorer 3D
Alexander Ammann, Anne Klebba, Quintessence International Publishing Group, Germany ; Joern Krueckeberg, Herbert Matthies, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
On our information and knowledge society, the healthcare sector is also characterized by “informed patients” who always consult the Web prior to their visit to the physician or dentist. The problem is that the knowledge concerning their suspected disease is often superficial. Dentistry is particularly affected by the online information trend, because the available restorative options cover a broad therapeutic spectrum with many conceivable alternatives that present a highly complex picture. Against this background, a dedicated three-dimensional (3D) multimedia software program was developed that visualizes all relevant individual dental treatment options to the patient’s oral status, actively supporting chairside communication. A 2D and 3D multilingual database containing more than 20,000 image and video files was created that visualizes – in several languages – in the status of the individual patient and the planned restorative treatment. With this far-ranging concept, the process of patient-shared or participatory decision-making has been raised to new qualitative levels.
Ammann, A., Klebba, A., Krueckeberg, J. & Matthies, H. (2010). The Next Generation of Patient Education: Multilingual Dental Explorer 3D. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 55-62). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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