The College of Dentistry Student Dental Simulation Laboratory is used for a wide variety of predoctoral, advanced and graduate education, and continuing dental education activities.
- Beginning dental students practice many of the psychomotor skills required in dentistry performing procedures on simulated manikin patients prior to performing these procedures in clinical patient care.
- Practicing dentists acquire and practice new skills in hands-on courses provided by UFCD’s continuing dental education office.
- The wet laboratory has been adapted for digital dentistry with the addition of two online milling units, a sintering oven, multiple dedicated laptops and intraoral scanners and educational software affording UFCD dental students first class preclinical and clinical digital dentistry educational experiences. Currently, the UF Dental Simulation Lab is the first fully-digital high-definition system of its kind.
In 2018 the Simulation Lab audiovisual components were enhanced and upgraded to continue to bring UFCD students the best in dental simulation education.