On Wednesday, April 24, the Faculty of Dentistry’s simulation lab was officially named in recognition of a $1 million gift from dentalcorp, Canada’s leading network of dental clinics.
Four executives from Toronto-based dentalcorp were present for the naming, including CEO and founder Graham Rosenberg.
As Dr. Ben Davis, dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, made the announcement, the dentalcorp Simulation Lab was teeming with scrubs-clad second-year Dentistry students industriously practising for a competency assessment the next day — tangible proof of the importance of the lab to the Faculty.
“The dentalcorp Simulation Lab is an important training ground for both young dentists and dental hygienists,” said Dr. Davis. “It is here they receive their initial training and are exposed to the techniques they will need throughout their careers. It is where they hone their clinical skills before working on real patients. Its importance cannot be underestimated.”
The simulation lab provides bright, modern, and technologically sophisticated spaces for up to 50 students to learn and practise essential practical skills, including crown preparation, rubber dam placement, impression taking, and provisional restorations. It is also the setting for the annual Prosthodontic Olympics, during which second-year Dentistry students compete in five events that test their skills and speed.
To view the full announcement on dentalcorp’s Simulation Lab, please click here.