DentSimconfidence. performance. preparation.
How accurate is the DentSim?
How long will our investment in DentSim last?
What is involved in calibrating the DentSim units?
So what has to be done to check the manufacture calibration ( pre-calibration)
Dimensions of certain DentSim preparations vary from the ideal procedures that are taught in our school?
DentSim Lab practice differs in that the target prep geometry is used as a vehicle to teach discrete skills that are both cognitive and psycho-motor. DentSim practice enables the student to acquire the foundational skills of a proper mental image of the tooth, proper handpiece positioning, drilling-to-depth, self-assessment capability and forward reasoning. Evaluation parameters provide skill-specific graphical and digital feedback on wall angle, handpiece position, outline shape and floor depth. Self-analysis of feedback on the individual components of the preparation self-develops the micro-skills necessary to deploy those skills in the clinic. Of course, DentSim also provides feedback on the shape that is drilled.
How does the preclinic prepare the operative dentist for the endless variety of caries and patients that he will encounter?
DentSim training provides more confidence to students entering the clinic.
How does DS practice enable students to form a mental image of the tooth?
Do I drill on a plastic simulation tooth similar to what students practice on in Dental School?
Do I receive immediate feedback as soon as I drill?
Can I apply what I learn on DentSim?
What types of skills will I learn?
What will I learn with Dentsim that I wouldn't learn with a traditional phantom simlab.?
20-50 Feedbacks per hour after instructor guides student with drill and on-screen:
With DentSim an instructor can show a student what looks correct on screen and then the student can self-check themselves. This makes all the time between an instructor’s advice productive. An instructor cannot provide feedback at the precise moment that a student needs it; DentSim can. Without DentSim a student receives feedback 2 to 4 times an hour leaving the student wondering if they are drilling correct. Studies show students receive 20-50 feedbacks per hour with DentSim.
Focus on the Process rather than cover up mistakes:
With DentSim a student receives feedback during each stage of their prep. This allows them to prep correctly rather than cover up their mistakes at the end of their prep. Studies show that without DentSim 25% of the time a student uses to cover up their mistakes.
Specific repetitive practice of fundamental skills rather than copying shapes leads to higher learning curve of expertise:
• Drilling to depth • Assess long axis • Wall angles • Outline shape • Outline centralization • Retention • Handpiece positioning
Wall angles and parallelism to long axis visual aid: These skills are the most difficult to teach and to learn without a visual aid. A study shows DentSim allows students to learn to determine and prepare preparations in long axis in 12 hours vs 30 hours with a traditional lab. Students also learn forward reasoning.