Dentistry’s Advanced Life Support - Virtual Reality Training Program
To develop a novel virtual reality (VR), interactive dental clinical environment wherein learners can engage with various clinical scenarios involving patient avatars, dental personnel and medical equipment consistent with a real-world dental office.
To utilize this VR environment for training dental learners to develop skills for recognizing a patient requiring urgent or emergent care and initiating evaluation and management in a dental setting, a requisite skill for all dentists in clinical practice.
A VR based learning environment allows learners to access these resources from remote locations, providing a cost effective and easily distributed simulation training solution. We intend to research this further and scientifically validate its effectivity.