The Dental Simulation Laboratory at the College of Dentistry serves a broad range of educational and evaluative objectives. The Simulation Lab is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, enabling aspiring dentists to enjoy a highly personalized and advanced learning experience. The lab is especially valuable for dental students in the second and third year of the undergraduate program, where they learn various aspects of dentistry by performing procedures on simulators before advancing to patient clinics.
This facility provides an interactive environment that is ideal for both students and instructors. Each student workstation features phantom heads that include running water and air, providing students with a virtual patient care experience that is second to none in a non-clinical setting. Moreover, the lab also emphasizes the importance of proper ergonomics, four-handed capabilities, appropriate lighting, and full infection control protocols. These critical aspects are regularly reviewed as students practice preclinical technical procedures to develop the essential clinical skills they will need in their future practice.