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Online Roleplay in the Health Sciences PROCEEDINGS

, , University of Adelaide, Australia

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The use of amalgam for restorative dental procedures is a real and controversial issue internationally. There are multiple perspectives to this issue including the effects of amalgam on the human body as well as the impact of amalgam on the environment. Amalgam contains mercury, its use in dental procedures and disposal of amalgam contaminated waste need to be understood by dental graduates. Longevity of amalgam fillings (15-25 years), its widespread use globally and population migration pose challenges for at least 30 years for dental practitioners. Importantly they need to have an appreciation of various perspectives on the issue including those of government and private dentists, restorative specialists, adult and child patients, lawyers, consumer and dental representatives, government and public health officials, as well as health journalists.

Citation

Baron, J. & Steele, L. (2008). Online Roleplay in the Health Sciences. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 590). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 20, 2017 from .