Immersive Virtual Environment for Training of Dental Surgery


This Head-Mounted-Display (HMD) based dental simulator providees and immersive environment with haptic feedback fro psychomotor skill training. Trainees are immersed in a complete dental surgery environment with realistic patient. The simulator covers the rubber dam application and access opening stages of the root canal treatment procedure.


The objective of this project is to explore the potential of the integration of techniques from Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence to increase the effectiveness of surgical training by providing personalized instruction, assessment, and formative feedback in a form and on a scale not possible in the physical world. Work is being carried out in the domain of dental surgery. The systems being built promise to provide dental students with an increased amount of guided practice at relatively low cost.

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Numerous clinical studies demonstrating the effectiveness of these systems have been published.


  • Faculty of Information and Communication Technolgy
  • Faculty of Dentistry, Thammasat University
  • School of Science and Technology, Bangkok University
  • University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

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