Investigators:  Erica Teixeira
Org Unit: College of Dentistry
Department(s): Operative Dentistry
Proposal Summary:

Preclinical or simulation courses constitute a large portion of the dental curriculum before students are introduced to patient care.  The evaluation of student preclinical performance of operative procedures needs clinically accurate simulations in order to assess objectively.

Using digital technology, digital imaging, and 3D printing, this project creations and developments a novel prototype that is a realistic representation of the caries process according to various stages of the disease progression- from initial, moderate to extensive lesions, simulating the texture and feel of the affected tooth structure.