New dental skills laboratory opens

The Royal Hampshire County Hospital has just opened a £300,000 dental skills laboratory as part of a multi-professional simulation suite.

The suite comprises state of the art medical and dental simulation equipment with 13 dental stations supplied by Kavo.

Every unit has been set up for four handed dentistry and individual audio visual links to the demonstrators master unit.
Helen Falcon, postgraduate dental dean for Oxford and Wessex Deaneries, who also chairs the NHS South Central Clinical Simulation Steering Group for all healthcare professionals opened the suite with Cllr Barry Lipscomb, Mayor of Winchester.

She said: ‘This is a fantastic facility for local dentists,  teams and professional organisations to use. I am pleased that NHS South Central and Winchester Hospital have demonstrated their very real commitment to dental training in Hampshire.’

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