PerioSim™: a 2D and 3D Virtual Reality Dental Training CD for Teaching, Training and Testing Trainees Periodontal Probing Procedures
Dental training involving patients is not practical for the novice student. The advent of virtual reality based techniques opens up new avenues in medical education. Virtual reality (VR) based training methods are highly cost effective, can be carried out a number of times and have the additional benefits of being able to record and evaluate performance with real-time feedback. With over 8000 students needing training annually in the US alone there is a need for an educational aid that addresses these goals. The present UIC invention makes use of Virtual Reality to tackle an aspect of dental training.