The School’s current renewal process for dentistry involved a relocation and significant upgrade to the Simulation Clinic.
Our new Simulation Clinic, which became operational in September 2016, and officialy unveiled on November 29, 2016, presently provides a venue for practical training in undergraduate operative, fixed and removable prosthodontic, endodontic, and oral surgical technique. Additionally, it is an invaluable part of Western's Continuing Education programs, providing an ideal environment to teach advanced endodontic, surgical and dental implant procedures. Located on the LLG level, it enables the School to fulfill an important role as an educational partner in the practical training component of our local community college-based dental assisting and hygiene programs.
The new fully functioning preclinical hybrid lab facility contains the following state-of-the-art features:
- Workstations each with a state of the art simulation unit;
- HD monitors at each station will display all visual material from the fully functional teacher station;
- Dental microscopes for improved endodontic training;
- In-house digital radiography with output pushed to each workstation;
- Intra orals cameras for instructor/student interaction with display on student monitors;
- HD desktop camera for advanced visual display;
- Expanded wet lab with improved environmental controls;
- Student lockers installed in the laboratory; and
- Controlled security.
The space on LG level, which previoulsy housed the Simulation Clinic and First Year Lab, has been completely renovated and now includes:
- A multi-use lecture room;
- A student lounge;
- Warehousing for stores;
- Faculty offices;
- Limited-term faculty shared space;
- Staff and faculty change rooms; and
- Part-time faculty office space.
A photo gallery can be viewed here.