Rīga Stradiņš University’s Faculty of Dentistry can certainly be proud of the latest addition to the spectrum of its study facilities as new fully equipped preclinical training rooms were officially opened on 24 October. According to professor Ingrīda Čēma, Dean of the Faculty, "Ours is now the most advanced preclinical training base in the whole of Northern Europe – such dental training systems are in use in only a dozen countries!"
It has taken almost two years and an investment of EUR 1.6 million to accomplish the project. As a result, the preclinical base has 32 phantom heads, 9 virtual simulators for training in reconstructive dentistry and 4 more designed for preclinical studies in the field of maxillofacial surgery. For dental histology studies, 9 digital microscopes have been installed. In the new technologies, which originate from aviator flight training systems, 3D graphics provide visualisations of a wide array of clinical cases.
The launch of the preclinical base, located on the ground floor of the university’s main building, was attended by its Rector Professor Jānis Gardovskis, Health minister Ingrīda Circene, Faculty professors and other guests.
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