USask acquires five dental simulator machines


The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Dentistry has acquired five state-of-the-art dental simulator machines to provide students with a more realistic experience as they develop their skills. The machines will be used to train students before they begin working in real-life situations, and offer a more sustainable practice option as students will not have to practice by drilling plastic teeth. “Here we can save a huge number of plastic teeth because we don’t have to drill plastic,” said Walter Siqueira, Dean of USask’s College of Dentistry. “We go to everything with mixed reality and this new simulator, in terms of the big picture of the next 20 years.” The simulators are reportedly the first of their kind in Canada, and the university plans to install five more in March.

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