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Design and Development of Training Games by Talib S. Hussain, Susan L. Coleman

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Chapter 17 Game Review

Virtual Dental Implant Trainer
Dustin Chertoff

Abstract

The Virtual Dental Implant Trainer (VDIT) is a 3-D simulation environment for dental students to practice dental implant surgery procedures. It provides a highly authentic surgery experience for trainees looking to practice techniques learned elsewhere, or for experienced dentists looking to refresh their skills. Because of its focus on being a practice environment, VDIT does not contain many of the instructional design techniques often found in many other training simulations. Furthermore, there is limited use of game elements found in many other serious games. However, given the tasks and emphasis on practice, this is acceptable. With additional effort VDIT could be ...

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