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Where Are We? Virtual and Augmented Reality in Dental Education

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are no longer considered futuristic technology; they are commonly used in video games and movies to enhance the user experience. As such, millennials and Generation Z students now entering dental education have grown accustomed to VR and AR. However, dental education has been slow to adopt such technology. With AR glasses and mobile VR becoming more accessible, there are enormous advantages to be gained with the incorporation of AR and VR into dental education.

Through this presentation, attendees will learn about the most current VR and AR technology that can enhance predoctoral education. Innovation is the key to evolution. As technology advances, it brings new capabilities and solutions to the table. It is up to educators to exploit those solutions for the betterment of dental education. This new teaching pedagogy may also open possibilities to many research ideas and endeavors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the most current technology available in the VR and AR world for medical and dental education.
  • Recognize how to apply these technologies into predoctoral education.
  • Explore opportunities for future VR and AR applications in dental education.

CE Information:
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by October 8, 2023. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.00 continuing education credit.

All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation