Association for Dental Education in Europe

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Haptics in Dental Education, has the space odyssey evolved?

Monday, 9th September 2024 - 16:00 to 17:30
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90 Minutes

Session synopsis: 
The theme of ADEE 2010 held in Amsterdam the Netherland was 'Digital  Dentistry - A Space Odyssey'.

Throughout the meeting much discussion and learning was share in the areas of simulation based education, virtual reality and robotics in dental education. A generation later the advancements in these technologies and of course the arrival of AI is seeing the role and inclusion of such technologies being discussed both positivity and negatively in the current education agenda.

This session brings together some key themes and speakers in the area to forecast how the integration of these technologies might evolve in the coming decade. It draws on submission to the recent special edition of the EDJE on Haptics and Virtual Reality in Dental Education. 

  Welcome from Session Chair
  Closing remarks

Carlos Serrano

Assistant Professor at the department of Dental Education Research, Development & Innovation
Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), The Netherlands

Carlos is an Assistant Professor at the department of Dental Education Research, Development & Innovation of the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). After several years teaching at the Department of Restorative Dentistry of his alma mater, Universidad de Concepcion in Chile, his work currently focuses on the development and implementation of new technologies to bridge the transition to clinical training in dentistry and improve safety in dental training.

His work also includes assessment of students’ learning experiences and educational environments for quality assurance, while being part of ACTA’s team dedicated to further develop simulation environments which are currently used in several dental programs worldwide.

Marjoke Vervoorn

Director of Education
Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam

Marjoke Vervoorn graduated in 1982 (DDS, University of Utrecht, NL), completed her PhD in 1992 (University of Groningen, NL) and since 1992 she is connected to the Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). She was Director of Education at ACTA from 2005 till 2013.

Currently she is involved in Research and Development of Dental Education with focus on learning environment and development and implementation of new technologies in dental training. Also she is involved in the Assessment Procedures for re-registration of dentists in the Netherlands and for non-EU dentists.

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