Audio Visual Media (AVM) have been produced in the form of videos relating the proportioning and mixing of dental cements: zinc phosphate cement & glass ionomer cement.
These AVM materials were produced in a clinical dental teaching environment involving expertise in dental materials science, dental nursing and related disciplines.
Pre-production involved the development and piloting of appropriate scripts to accompany the materials. Production was in WMV format using a commercial camcorder (Sony DCR-DVD110E) in a real clinical environment. Post-production was accomplished using the editing suite Adobe Premiere Elements 10 on a PC.
These media are being initially piloted and trialled with respect to an undergraduate dental student population and a trainee dental nursing population with regard to accessibility and applicability. The evaluation of the AVM (zinc phosphate) indicated a very positive response to the relevance and presentation of the material with a strong preference for online availability rather than in a portable form.