Objective: Create a presentation to help dentists understand the criteria and rationale behind recommending a crown or filling (criteria, graphics will be provided). In particular, the presentation will presentation will use simplified data to support the prevalence of decayed teeth among adults e.g., data provided. Furthermore, the presentation will use the graphical representations of the risks and rationale for recommending a crown versus a filling.
Background: We took the graphics and content from http://www.animated-teeth.com/dental_crowns/t2_dental_crowns_large_fillings.htm and put it into powerpoint slides. The intent of this website was for educating consumers. However, we’d like to rework the writing and content to target dentists. It would be sort of a quick tutorial when to recommend a crown versus a filling. We employ many general dentists and we want to use this as a tool to make sure their recommendations are more consistent when recommending crowns versus fillings to patients. We believe the optimal ratio based upon the adult population is usually 2 fillings to 1 crown and if they follow the essence of the pictures and content on the presentation they'll likely be at the 2 to 1 ratio. That said, the language and writing of the materials is for consumers not dentists and it is very wordy and not very conducive for teaching or presenting to dentists.
The tables at the end are indicative of the amount of decay present in the adult population... I'd like to see that material simplified in the front end to anchor dentists that decay is rampant and that data is indicative of the likelihood of a 2 filling to 1 crown ratio. In particular, the table with the size of fillings or number of fillings or decay areas per person. Somehow a simplified version of those tables with call out boxes. In short... it sort of lays the foundation... then the pictures with insights gives them some sort of criteria. The data for the tables was taken from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db197_table.pdf#1 And http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/DataStatistics/FindDataByTopic/DentalCaries/DentalCariesAdults20to64.htm … I’d like them to be a bit more simplified to focus just on the prevalence of decay or tooth loss or sizable fillings/crowns. Also want part of the simplified Table 4: Adults, Severity of Decay Measured by Number of Permanent Tooth Surfaces Affected. Just need it by Age.
Key Skills Required: Someone with a mastery of English language and ability for conceptual thinking to repurpose the content for a dentist audience.
Could result in longer term project work based upon the results of this one component of a larger set of training materials for our dentists.