Clinical Simulation Laboratory

The School’s Clinical Simulation Laboratory contains patient simulator mannequins and clinical workstations which allow students to use dental instruments in a simulated oral and clinical environment that closely replicates a patient care setting. Students learn and practice clinical care methods in the laboratory before they provide actual patient care. This clinical simulation learning experience makes the student’s transition to patient care more comfortable.

Each student workstation in the lab includes an individual computer display, which can be utilized by instructors to enhance lessons and clarify procedures. Video equipment can transmit images from live camera demonstrations, pre-recorded videos, and Macintosh or Windows-based programs to each display. A drawing tablet and document camera allow instructors to annotate both physical and digital materials with hand-writing. The School of Dentistry is known for providing an outstanding clinical education experience, and these facilities enhance that reputation.