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Abstract

BOON OF VIRTUAL REALITY AND ITS APPLICATIONS AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL IN DENTISTRY: A REVIEW

Jafar Abdulla Mohamed Usman*, Leoney Andonissamy, Asim Elsir

Various training methods are available in the field of dentistry to obtain psychomotor skills for the dental students, dental assistants and also for dentists themselves. Modern era poses various challenges to the dental schools ranging from increased cost of advanced equipments to unavailability of challenging cases. Virtual reality is a boon for dental schools, dentists and dental assistants in order to practice as many times they want and improve their skills to the next level. This paper discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the advanced virtual technologies available for the dental fraternity.


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