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The International Special Clinic Solutions (ISCS) division of Dentsply Sirona led the installation of more than 100 new and ergonomically accurate simulator units, which will enable dental students to practice on ‘close to real-life’ models.
Dentsply Sirona has installed a simulation and technology lab for pre-clinical education at the University of Missouri Kansas City Dental School. The International Special Clinic Solutions (ISCS) division of Dentsply Sirona led the installation of more than 100 new and ergonomically accurate simulator units, which will enable dental students to practice on ‘close to real-life’ models, Dentsply Sirona said in a statement.
The install, which reportedly cost $4 million, makes UMKC one of the largest and most advanced education facilities in the country. It is Dentsply Sirona's first installation of this kind in the US.
Two UMKC training laboratories were equipped with 109 Intego student simulator units and two instructor units for its School of Dentistry students. The upgraded equipment now allows students to learn and practice in realistic clinical settings as dental procedures can be simulated under ergonomic conditions with correct instrumentation techniques. These units are suitable for both dental and dental hygiene curricula, the press release from Dentsply Sirona said. They also include the option to add updates in digital dentistry in the future.
"The planning and research process were crucial to the success of this project at UMKC,” said Peter Rössling, Dentsply Sirona Sales Director of International Special Clinic Solutions USA/Canada. “Working closely with the university leaders to map their ideas and visions for the upcoming years allowed us to deliver an individually tailored product and training portfolio from start to finish. This is our first simulator installation of its kind in the U.S., and we look forward to bringing our technology to more students in the country.”
“The lab is spectacular, said Marsha Pyle, Dean of the UMKC School of Dentistry. “This will give our students more real-life experiences before performing dental care on people.”