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Arts in Dentistry Innovation Programme was aimed at engaging academics from the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences to work with artist partners to conceive and develop experimental arts-based approaches to the Faculty’s focus of understanding disease, enhancing health and restoring function. An initial workshop took place in January 2018, followed by a second workshop in March which offered opportunities for artists and arts organisations to develop new conversations and collaborations with researchers from the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King's.
Seed-funding was awarded to the best proof of concept ideas and a total of five projects are now completed:
A Dry and Silent World: Living with Hidden Disabilities, led by Professor Abigail Tucker, Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology, with Emma BarnardThe project aimed to raise awareness of the hidden nature of hearing loss and dry mouth amongst vulnerable patient groups through 3D printing of the effected organs and photography.
Call and Response, led by Professor Andrea Streit, Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology, with Tabatha AndrewsThe project investigated the nature of identity, memory and communication in stem cells and people. It explored these topics in relation to stem cell research and focus on its implications for memory and hearing loss.
Communicative Musicality and Dentists' Speech Patterns, led by Dr Sasha Scambler, Department of Population & Patient Health, with Dr Christina LoveyThe project explored the rhythmic patterns present in dentists’ communications as they talk about their patients through the notion of communicative musicality.
Stem Cell Story, led by Dr Rupali Lav and Professor Abigail Tucker, Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology, with Hayden CohenThe project focussed on bringing a human element to regenerative dentistry/stem cell research through the use of spoken word/poetry and music that brings dental/oral stem cells into the public eye.
360 Patient Care, led by Dr Bryan Kerr, Department of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry, with Too Right Films Ltd The project aimed to create a 360 film to help the viewer see the world from the perspective of a disabled person to better understand the challenges facing disabled patients when accessing clinical environments.
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