Using The Mirror Is HARD
Performing dental procedures in reverse while looking through a mirror is one of the most difficulty skills to learn in dental school
Drawing on paper does NOT work
Clinical studies show that students who practice drawing/tracing on paper while through a mirror will get better at drawing on paper in reverse, but do not show improvement in performing dental procedures through with a mirror. Developing mirror skills in dentistry is based on muscle-memory. Effective practice exercises must mimic the same orientation and visual reference points as real dental procedures.
List of Activities
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Tracing Colored Grooves - For basic explorer skillsView
Touching Color dots - for precise explorer controlDetails
Cavity preparations - Use a handpiece to color in cavities with a lead burDetails
Crown preparations - refine path of draw and even marginsDetails
Angled Surfaces - learn to use the handpiece at different anglesDetails
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Every student should use this! Indirect mirror trainer is a major deficit in dental school.
"This is a no brainer. I felt like I had a huge advantage in preclinic when we started maxillary preparations"
"Indirect Vision is the hardest thing to learn in dental school. I wish this device was around when I was a student."
"The activities are really fun!"