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Educational Utilization of Microsoft Powerpoint for Oral and Maxillofacial Cancer Presentations

  • Carvalho, Francisco Samuel Rodrigues (Department of Clinical Dentistry, Federal University of Ceara) ;
  • Chaves, Filipe Nobre (Department of Clinical Dentistry, Federal University of Ceara, Campus Sobral) ;
  • Soares, Eduardo Costa Studart (Department of Clinical Dentistry, Federal University of Ceara) ;
  • Pereira, Karuza Maria Alves (Department of Clinical Dentistry, Federal University of Ceara, Campus Sobral) ;
  • Ribeiro, Thyciana Rodrigues (Department of Clinical Dentistry, Federal University of Ceara) ;
  • Fonteles, Cristiane Sa Roriz (Department of Clinical Dentistry, Federal University of Ceara) ;
  • Costa, Fabio Wildson Gurgel (Department of Clinical Dentistry, Federal University of Ceara)
  • Published : 2016.06.01

Abstract

Electronic presentations have become useful tools for surgeons, other clinicians and patients, facilitating medical and legal support and scientific research. Microsoft(R) PowerPoint is by far and away the most commonly used computer-based presentation package. Setting up surgical clinical cases with PowerPoint makes it easy to register and follow patients for the purpose of discussion of treatment plan or scientific presentations. It facilitates communication between professionals, supervising clinical cases and teaching. It is ofter useful to create a template to standardize the presentation, offered by the software through the slide master. The purpose of this paper was to show a simple and practical method for creating a Microsoft(R) PowerPoint template for use in presentations comcerning oral and maxillofacial cancer.

Keywords

PowerPoint presentations;audiovisual aids;computer-assisted learning;oral cancer

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