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J Dent Educ. 2001 Nov;65(11):1225-31.

Use of simulation technology in dental education.

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  • 1Dental Care Systems, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA.


Simulation is becoming very beneficial in the area of health care education. Dentistry has used various types of simulation in preclinical education for some time. This article discusses the impact of the current simulation laboratories on dental education and reviews advanced technology simulation that has recently become available or is in the developmental stage. The abilities of advanced technology simulation, its advantages and disadvantages, and its potential to affect dental education are addressed.

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