Pedagogical development in local anaesthetic training in paediatric dentistry using virtual reality simulator

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Zafar, S
Siddiqi, A
Yasir, M
Zachar, JJ
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2021
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Purpose: With the advancements in technology, dental pedagogy has also evolved, and new learning technologies have emerged. Virtual reality (VR) as an education tool in dentistry is underutilised. VR as an adjunct in local anaesthesia (LA) teaching in paediatric dentistry has not been investigated. The study aimed to investigate dental student’s perception of dental LA VR simulation on a paediatric patient and to determine whether this can improve students learning experience. Methods: Seventy-one students participated in a self-administered questionnaire before and after the use of dental LA VR simulator. Descriptive analysis was performed to determine the perceptions of experience gained through VR. The data were tabulated, graphed, and analysed using SPSS and GraphPad Prism software. Results: The study noted that 89.9% of participants perceived that it would improve their LA skills. After using dental LA VR, 83.1% of participants experienced more engaged in the learning activity, and 55.0% of participants agreed/strongly agreed that it improved their understanding of anatomical landmarks. Around 56.4% of participants agreed/strongly agreed that it added value compared with traditional LA teaching methods. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the use of VR simulation can enhance students engagement and learning experience in paediatric dentistry settings and can be used as an additional means of LA training.

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European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry
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22
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4
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Dentistry
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Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine
Dental education
Dental students
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Zafar, S; Siddiqi, A; Yasir, M; Zachar, JJ, Pedagogical development in local anaesthetic training in paediatric dentistry using virtual reality simulator, European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, 2021, 22 (4), pp. 667-674
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