Dentsply Sirona has fitted over 100 simulator units at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry as part of a $4 million project, making the UMKC dental training lab one of the country’s largest and most advanced education facilities.
The simulation and technology lab is intended for pre-clinical education, and allows dental students to practice on “close to real life” models.
Two UMKC training laboratories were equipped with 109 Intego student simulator units and two instructor units for its School of Dentistry students. The upgraded training labs now allow students to learn and practice in a realistic clinical setting from the very start as all dental procedures can be simulated under ergonomic conditions with correct instrumentation technique. The configuration of the workstations allows flexibility, such as easy switching from right-handed treatments to left-handed. Given the modular concept, the units are also suitable for both UMKC dental and dental hygiene curricula and include the option to add further functions and technological updates in digital dentistry in the future.
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