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Using MicroCT Scanning Techniques to Assess the Performance of Dental Students' Tooth Cavity Preparation Skills

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Original languageEnglish
JournalMicro-CT User Meeting 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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Aims:To use Micro-CT Scanning techniques to compare the results of undergraduate dental students’ clinical cavity preparation skills; trained traditionally versus haptically using a virtual reality simulator (hapTEL).
The conclusions to date of this study are that MicroCT affords a quantitative volumetric analysis of dental undergraduate students’ cavity preparation skills and progression in their learning. Furthermore, the scans of the excavated plastic teeth can measure and provide the most permanent and accurate record of students’ clinical skills. Additionally it has the advantage of both quantitatively and qualitatively (by visual analysis) measuring the surface roughness of the cut cavities which cannot be achieved through any other assessment process.

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