As an experienced dental assistant and educator, Cassie Belfancha is always on the look-out for ways to enhance the learning experiences of students and trainees. That’s why she jumped at the opportunity to work with the SIMTICS team when they began developing simulations for dental assisting skills.
SIMTICS offers a web-based multi-media platform that is already being used in sonography, radiography, medical assisting, and medical programs around the USA and in other countries including Australia, The Philippines, and India. Each module covers one skill or procedure and comprises a text explanation of the procedure, a video of an expert undertaking the procedure, a 3D anatomy model, and a quiz. But the ground-breaking aspect for the dental assisting field is that students can learn and practice skills interactively with the unique SIMTICS simulations, and test their competence too.