Educational Utilization of Microsoft Powerpoint for Oral and Maxillofacial Cancer Presentations


Department of Clinical Dentistry, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil


Electronic presentations have become useful tools for surgeons, other clinicians and patients, facilitating medical and legal support and scientific research. Microsoft 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 often 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 PowerPoint template for use in presentations concerning oral and maxillofacial cancer.