Author : Asfirizal, Very
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 694-700
Objective: The dental simulator is very important for dental education at the stage of preclinical education. Training with dental simulators is expected to provide easy adaptation for students to work on patients in professional education in hospitals.
Methods: Make of the body and phantom head simulator, maxilla and mandible typodonts, lamp arms, instrument table arms, and box. Use other components hight speed, low speed, tree way syringe, valve handle, control valve, pressure valve, integral valve, connectors, air pressure matter, and power window.
Results: Vertical direction movement on the instrument table arms and arms of the operating lamp made from Spring Shock-Breaker. LED lamps as illumination are made of iron plate frame; instrument box and body made from a mixture of resin and fiber; phantom head simulator made from a mixture of resin and ceramic adhesive consists of typodont with teeth fixed with glass glue, resin teeth, and room-temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone gingiva can be removed, articulators in place of typodont, part maxilla of typodont is fixed on horizontal plate. Movement of head simulator forward - down and slope of the body simulator is controlled by power window.
Conclusions: The dental simulator works well as a learning tool for dental students and designed to follow the principles of dental unit technology.