Replicating Dental Caries in a haptically enabled dental virtual reality simulator (HDVRS)
*Please note, this project is self-funded*
First supervisor: Professor Avi Banerjee
Second supervisor: Dr Barry Quinn
Stipend and/or bench fees (amount): £5,000
Tuition fees (Y/N): Yes
Duration of award: 3-4 years PhD
Mode of study: Full time
Eligibility: Home, overseas
Start date: October 2021
Application deadline: ongoing
Reference number: 2021/DOCS/08
Simulation of dental caries has always been a challenge to truly replicate the texture, softness and colour for haptically enabled virtual simulators. This research project will explore the
variations between clinicians on acceptable amounts of caries to leave in a HDVRS
develop more realistic caries representations
Assess student performance in caries removal on the new models
This research will involve using the dental-task trainer simulators, imaging and haptically enabled carious models for the clinicians and students to assess.
Dental simulation will become more important in the future dental curriculum and this is an exciting opportunity to be leading in the field.
Clinical skills teaching experience
Interest in technology enhanced learning
Good standard of written English
To view entry requirements and further general information, see Dental and Health Sciences Research MPhil/PhD prospectus page.
Please apply online at apply.kcl.ac.uk following these steps:
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Enter ‘Dental and Health Sciences Research MPhil/PhD (Full-time)/(Part-time)' under Choose a programme. Please ensure you select the correct mode of study.
Select October 2021 as the start date.
Please note: Applicants must include the project reference number (2021/DOCS/08) in the 'Research proposal' and 'Funding (point 5)' sections of the application.
Applications must be received by the deadline specified in this listing.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss projects with the first supervisor prior to submitting an application.
Dr Barry Quinn
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