· An innovative force in contemporary dentistry-Enthusiastic reception for the SIMROID training system at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Istanbul.

Dietzenbach, Germany, 5 September 2013 — Morita’s unique dental training system was much admired at the industrial exhibition of the FDI Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC). The SIMROID patient robot attracted droves of visitors to the Morita stand – and these visitors were thrilled by its realistically simulated behavior and reactions, demonstrated at numerous presentations. The innovative concept introduced by this established, family-owned Japanese company highlights Morita as a 360° solution provider for all aspects of contemporary dentistr

From 28 to 31 August 2013, dentists from around the world met at the 101st FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Istanbul to discuss the latest treatment approaches and options. During the breaks between the exciting lectures and presentations, participants were able to get an impression of the innovative strength of the dental industry. At the dental exhibition associated with the event, industry representatives showed how they prepare for the challenges of modern dentistry and what new products and ideas they have to offer to expand the dental therapeutic portfolio.

After this year’s International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Morita now presented the SIMROID training system at the symposium on the Bosporus. Several demonstrations illustrated the capabilities of the patient robot and gave attendees a glimpse of how this innovative concept can enhance and improve dental education. SIMROID can communicate with dentists (currently in Japanese and in English), react with a gag reflex when an impression is taken and is capable of presenting numerous other challenges to dental students by way of remotely controlled responses, where the instructor controls the robot by computer. SIMROID can also simulate different pre-programmed treatment situations or patient types. Using sensors in the mouth of the patient robot, the work of the students is evaluated and passed on to the computer, where it can be stored and documented to track the students’ progress. But the instructor can also confront the treatment provider with unusual reactions and critical situations. In this way, the aspiring dentists can improve their professional as well as their communicative skills. The patient simulator is the result of a cooperative effort by Morita and the Nippon Dental University.

At the Morita stand, Cologne-based oral surgeon and implantologist Sivan Ates taught ergonomic working positions and the Dr Daryl Beach ergonomic treatment concept. Ates, an expert trainer for this concept, explained the benefits of this back-friendly treatment posture, the so-called twelve o’clock position, to interested dentists. He also showed how a workflow can be implemented, using state-of-the-art dental units by Morita – such as the Spaceline EMCIA – that is attuned to the needs of the dental team and takes much of the strain out of everyday clinical procedures while minimizing the burden on the dentist’s back.

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