Evaluation of Simodont® Haptic 3D virtual reality dental training simulator
Background: Haptic dental simulators are relatively new tools with a promising future in dental education. The majority of these devices are in the early stages of development with no extended evaluations of their usage, benefits and limitations. Aims and Objectives: To assess the perception of academic staff members of the realism of the Simodont® haptic 3D-VR dental trainer. Materials and Method: Eleven full-time academic staff from the School of Dentistry and Oral Health - Griffith University (Australia) participated in this study through completion of psychomotor exercises available on the Simodont® dental trainer and pre- and post-evaluation questionnaires. Results: Academic staff members were neutral with regards to their expectations about the Simodont® pre-evaluation. Post-evaluation, they noted the educational benefits of the E-lessons loaded on the Simodont® but also raised concerns regarding perceived technical limitations of the hardware and software at this time. The majority agreed that automated feedback provided by Simodont® dental trainer could not totally replace traditional preclinical training methods but could be used as a valuable supplementary tool for student self-evaluation. Conclusion: The benefits of the Simodont® dental trainer were noted by academic staff members but further research was deemed necessary to compare the benefits of its Haptic 3D-VR technology against other dental simulators in the market.
Bakr M, Massey W, Alexander H, editors. Academic Evaluation of Simodont® Haptic 3D Virtual Reality Dental Training Simulator. Gold Coast Health and Medical Research Conference; 2012: Http://app. griffith. edu. au/events/view. php? eventID= 24018.
Luck O, Reitemeier B, Scheuch K. Testing of fine motor skills in dental students. European Journal of Dental Education. 2000;4(1):10-4.
Steinberg AD, Bashook PG, Drummond J, Ashrafi S, Zefran M. Assessment of faculty perception of content validity of Periosim©, a haptic-3D virtual reality dental training simulator. Journal of Dental Education. 2007;71(12):1574-82.
Harris W. How haptic technology works 2008 [cited 24]. 6]. Available from: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/other-gadgets/haptic-technology.htm.
Helmreich RL. Managing human error in aviation. Scientific American. 1997;276(5):62-7.
Carriere J, Carriere L. Softlanding treatment through inverse anchorage and virtual reality. Journal of clinical orthodontics: JCO. 1995;29(8):479-86.
Snow MD, Graham JA, Yates W. Interactive computer technologies in dentistry. Virtual reality in orthodontics. Studies in health technology and informatics. 1996;29:411-22.
Herder J, Myszkowski K, Kunii TL, Ibusuki M. A virtual reality interface to an intelligent dental care system. Studies in health technology and informatics. 1996;29:400-10.
Wagner A, Rasse M, Millesi W, Ewers R. Virtual reality for orthognathic surgery: the augmented reality environment concept. Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery. 1997;55(5):456-62.
Verstreken K, Van Cleynenbreugel J, Marchal G, van Steenberghe D, Suetens P. Computer-assisted planning of oral implant surgery. An approach using virtual reality. Studies in health technology and informatics. 1996;29:423-34.
Seipel S, Wagner I-V, Koch S, Schneide W. Oral implant treatment planning in a virtual reality environment. Computer methods and programs in biomedicine. 1998;57(1):95-103.
Lyroudia K, Mikrogeorgis G, Bakaloudi P, Kechagias E, Nikolaidis N, Pitas I. Virtual endodontics: three-dimensional tooth volume representations and their pulp cavity access. Journal of endodontics. 2002;28(8):599-602.
Luciano C, Banerjee P, DeFanti T. Haptics-based virtual reality periodontal training simulator. Virtual reality. 2009;13(2):69-85.
Wang D, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Lu P, editors. Development of dental training system with haptic display. Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2003 Proceedings ROMAN 2003 The 12th IEEE International Workshop on; 2003: IEEE.
Yau H, Tsou L, Tsai M. Octree-based virtual dental training system with a haptic device. Computer-Aided Design & Applications. 2006;3(1-4):415-24.
Kim L, Hwang Y, Park SH, Ha S. Dental training system using multi-modal interface. Computer-Aided Design and Applications. 2005;2(5):591-8.
Ranta JF, Aviles WA, editors. The virtual reality dental training system: simulating dental procedures for the purpose of training dental students using haptics. Proceedings of the fourth PHANTOM users group workshop; 1999: November.
Rhienmora P, Haddawy P, Suebnukarn S, Dailey MN. Providing objective feedback on skill assessment in a dental surgical training simulator. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Springer; 2009. p. 305-14.
Ziv A, Wolpe PR, Small SD, Glick S. Simulation-based medical education: an ethical imperative. Academic Medicine. 2003;78(8):783-8.
Ziv SDS, Paul Root Wolpe, Amitai. Patient safety and simulation-based medical education. Medical teacher. 2000;22(5):489-95.
Rhienmora P, Haddawy P, Khanal P, Suebnukarn S, Dailey MN. A virtual reality simulator for teaching and evaluating dental procedures. Methods of information in medicine. 2010;49(4):396-405.
Tanzawa T, Futaki K, Tani C, Hasegawa T, Yamamoto M, Miyazaki T, et al. Introduction of a robot patient into dental education. European Journal of Dental Education. 2012;16(1):e195-e9.
Tanzawa T, Futaki K, Kurabayashi H, Goto K, Yoshihama Y, Hasegawa T, et al. Medical emergency education using a robot patient in a dental setting. European Journal of Dental Education. 2013;17(1):e114-e9.
Burdea G, Coiffet P. Virtual reality technology. Presence: Teleoperators and virtual environments. 2003;12(6):663-4.
Gal GB, Weiss EI, Gafni N, Ziv A. Preliminary assessment of faculty and student perception of a haptic virtual reality simulator for training dental manual dexterity. Journal of dental education. 2011;75(4):496-504.
Ström P, Hedman L, Särnå L, Kjellin A, Wredmark T, Felländer-Tsai L. Early exposure to haptic feedback enhances performance in surgical simulator training: a prospective randomized crossover study in surgical residents. Surgical endoscopy and other interventional techniques. 2006;20(9):1383-8.
Salas E, Cannon-Bowers JA. The science of training: A decade of progress. Annual review of psychology. 2001;52(1):471-99.
- There are currently no refbacks.
|Published by Celesta Software Pvt Ltd|