‘Tiny Dentist’ introduces students to dentistry

In Tiny Dentist, you can to take the role of a dental assistant, and partake in the cleaning and fixing childrens’ teeth. The scenarios are very realistic and perfect for anybody interested in dentistry, but this game might prove confusing at first for some with no previous knowledge.
Rating: B
Courtesy of Fantastoonic
In Tiny Dentist, you can to take the role of a dental assistant, and partake in the cleaning and fixing childrens’ teeth. <br />Rating: B<br />Courtesy of Fantastoonic
In Tiny Dentist, you can to take the role of a dental assistant, and partake in the cleaning and fixing childrens’ teeth.
Rating: B
Courtesy of Fantastoonic

Seeing how this is my third year in the Dental Assisting program here at Southwest, I figured that I would attempt to play the new app, Tiny Dentist. For the first 15 minutes of the game, I was terribly confused with no introduction and no instructions. To play the game, you click play and suddenly there’s an animated child with rotten teeth smiling up at you. After messing around with the app, I managed to figure out that the game is very similar to what you would find yourself doing as a dental assistant. Besides the fact that all of the dental tools are included, there is also a moving dental chair, x-ray, light, and an array of accessories with which to mess.

The point of this game is to recognize each individual tooth problem and the specific tool that is needed to solve the issue. Not too exciting, but not too boring, there’s always another patient for you to work with, and I would recommend this app to all of the dental assisting students who want a little extra practice with dental scenarios.

Pros
*The tools are very realistic
*There is no end to the patients that you treat
*The procedures are similar to what a dental assistant may experience

Cons
*There are no directions
*It’s difficult to understand each tool without prior knowledge
*Some cases are gruesome

Download: iOS