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Relative Contribution of Haptic Technology to Assessment and Training in Implantology

Abstract : Background. The teaching of implant surgery, as in othermedical disciplines, is currently undergoing a particular evolution. Aim of the Study. To assess the usefulness of haptic device, a simulator for learning and training to accomplish basic acts in implant surgery. Materials and Methods. A total of 60 people including 40 third-year dental students without knowledge in implantology (divided into 2 groups: 20 beginners and 20 experiencing a simulator training course) and 20 experienced practitioners (experience in implantology > 15 implants) participated in this study. A basic exercise drill was proposed to the three groups to assess their gestural abilities. Results. The results of the group training with the simulator tended to be significantly close to those of the experienced operators. Conclusion. Haptic simulator brings a real benefit in training for implant surgery. Long-term benefit and more complex exercises should be evaluated.
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David Joseph, Jean-Philippe Jehl, Pablo Maureira, Cyril Perrenot, Neal Miller, et al.. Relative Contribution of Haptic Technology to Assessment and Training in Implantology. BioMed Research International , Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014, ⟨10.1155/2014/413951⟩. ⟨hal-01292129⟩



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