Rajaa Mahdi Al-Musawi*
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, University of Kufa, Iraq
*Corresponding Author: Rajaa Mahdi Al-Musawi, Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, University of Kufa, Iraq.
Received: May 21, 2018; Published: July 10, 2018
Citation: Rajaa Mahdi Al-Musawi. “Virtual Reality Technology in Dentistry”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.8 (2018).
Computer-based technologies has a real effect in dentistry as it does in our daily life. As a result of digital dentistry evolution, the use of virtual reality in the training of students in this field was widely appeared. many clinician start to dealing with CAD/ CAM subgroup of computer-based technologies since many years, but VR and augmented reality (AR) techniques, which are used in learning and instruction of dental skills, are still unknown.
Virtual reality technology can be defined as “a three dimensionally environment which is simulated to give the user sensation of being inside it, controlling of it, and to interact with it by himself”. They are mostly generated with computers. Technology has widely used in many aspects of our life such as building construction by providing a precise virtual (3D) model of the building to verify each part of the plan, the cost and design. Regarding medical field, VR can be used to instruct the surgical procedures, patients’ education and students’ training. Furthermore, it is used in the treatment of psychological disturbances by providing a good controlled non-real environment which assess the behavior and rehabilitate cognitive and functional abilities objectively. Also it is used for treating the complex regional pain syndrome successfully. The 3D virtual views help in progressing the dental experience by intervention of the distraction. This can be get by a 3D models of teeth or a human head that used by the trainee dentists to learn and training on a lot of dental technologies without harming the virtual patient. They can make any errors, discover the cause of it and know the proper way to correct them.
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