International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part F
Haptics: The virtual reality in periodontics
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Sangita Show and Dr. Arka Kanti Dey
ABSTRACT:The simulation of clinical situations along with the acquisition of fine motor skills comprise an essential aspect of student’s learning experience. However conventional approach to dental training poses certain drawbacks in terms of cost, availability, lack of real clinical cases, shortage of time, clinical supervision, and the funding of raw materials. The introduction of the concept of haptics opens the door to a more realistic clinical experience which is free from the previous limitations. Also, haptics offers the possibility of unlimited training hours by which students can gain skills without demands on manpower and resources. For the improvement of tactile sensation, the sense of touch and force-feedback might offer greater improvements to the existing learning techniques, thus enhancing the quality of education procedures. This paper provides a comprehensive insight into the domain of haptics for enhancing motor skills during clinical training of periodontal procedures.
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