Impaction simulator for clinical trainees in oral surgery

Uppal, Nakul (2011) Impaction simulator for clinical trainees in oral surgery. Journal of Nepal Dental Association, 12 (1). pp. 83-84.

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Surgical extraction of teeth requires greater technical skill than conventional dental extraction. The absence of a training model in oral surgery for the surgical removal of wisdom teeth is a hindrance to the ‘learning curve’ of the young graduate. This wisdom tooth model allows simulation of mucogingival-incision and bone-cutting, which are feared by the learner. Familiarization of the steps of surgery by model work might help in bridging the gap between theoretical lectures and clinical oral surgery. The expected benefi ts of use of this easy-to-prepare simulator are increased trainee confi dence and better operative experience for the patient. With the expected increase in number of dentists with consequently less patient exposure to each trainee, it is intended that this simulator will help in maintaining surgical standards. In Nepal and India, young dental graduates working at nonteaching hospitals will fi nd this invention especially useful.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surgical extraction, Learning curve, Simulator
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 11:29
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 11:29

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