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Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:413951. doi: 10.1155/2014/413951. Epub 2014 Feb 20.

Relative contribution of haptic technology to assessment and training in implantology.

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  • 1School of Surgery Nancy-Lorraine, University of Lorraine, 54505 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France ; Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Lorraine, 54000 Nancy, France ; UMR-S1116, University of Lorraine, 54000 Nancy, France.
  • 2Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198, CNRS, Université de Lorraine, 54011 Nancy, France.
  • 3School of Surgery Nancy-Lorraine, University of Lorraine, 54505 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France.
  • 4Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Lorraine, 54000 Nancy, France.
  • 5Collegium Santé, University of Lorraine, 54000 Nancy, France.
  • 6School of Surgery Nancy-Lorraine, University of Lorraine, 54505 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France ; UMR-S1116, University of Lorraine, 54000 Nancy, France.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The teaching of implant surgery, as in other medical disciplines, is currently undergoing a particular evolution.

AIM OF THE STUDY:

To assess the usefulness of haptic device, a simulator for learning and training to accomplish basic acts in implant surgery.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A total of 60 people including 40 third-year dental students without knowledge in implantology (divided into 2 groups: 20 beginners and 20 experiencing a simulator training course) and 20 experienced practitioners (experience in implantology >15 implants) participated in this study. A basic exercise drill was proposed to the three groups to assess their gestural abilities.

RESULTS:

The results of the group training with the simulator tended to be significantly close to those of the experienced operators.

CONCLUSION:

Haptic simulator brings a real benefit in training for implant surgery. Long-term benefit and more complex exercises should be evaluated.

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PMCID:
PMC3950590
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