Paulina Isabel Poblete Pacheco

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Dundee Dental School 2 Park Place Dundee DD1 4HR

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p.i.pobletepacheco@dundee.ac.uk

University of Dundee

  • PhD Student in Dental Education                  

University of Dundee, Centre of Medical Education

  • Medical Education Certificate

University of Dundee

  • Master in Dental Science in Prosthodontics.

University of Concepcion, Chile

  • Diploma in Surgical Implantology and Prosthodontics.

University San Sebastian, Chile

  • Professional Degree Dental Surgeon

University San Sebastian, Chile

  • Bachelor Degree in Dentistry

Project title: The need for, and use of, three-dimensional simulations and animations in dental education.

Research subject area: Dental education

Supervisors: Professor Sam Cadden, Dr Andrew Mason, Dr Andrew Forgie & Dr Sean McAleer

Dentistry is a three-dimensional subject, large parts of which are traditionally taught in two dimensions. The purpose of the proposed project is to assess objectively what problems are created by this paradox and whether embracing modern on-line technology may afford the possibility of overcoming such problems. The overall objectives of the project are to assess the need for, to design, and to evaluate the use of on-line learning resources containing three-dimensional simulations and animations in dental education. The working hypothesis is that the use of on-line resources containing three-dimensional simulations and animations will improve learning of complex structures and functions by dental students.