The medical industry is constantly growing and advancing, by both providing patients with better access to necessary information and technological improvements which makes procedures faster, less invasive and give them a larger success rate. The dental industry parallels many of these things (as it is essentially an extension of the medical industry). It only makes sense that at some point a dental school would merge with a hospital to truly be better able to serve patients and educate people and make them as healthy as possible.
“University of Otago Dental School redevelopment project manager Jamie Cargill said the shift of the simulation suite from the west wing of the Dental School in Great King St was finished yesterday. Yesterday, dummies, or phantom heads, used to train future dentists were installed in the space the university leased in the Children’s Pavilion at Dunedin Hospital. The move was an important project milestone to ensure the training suite was available for teaching when the academic year resumed on February 15, he said. ‘Otherwise, our whole critical path was at risk of stopping.”
University senior communications adviser Jo Galer said the university leased space for teaching students on two floors in the pavilion. ‘They are very fortunate to have the children’s pavilion space, which is so close to the Dental School.’”
Education in medical and dental health is important to facilitate a healthier future for everyone.