Friday, December 21, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How Videogames Could Help Train the Next Generation of Robotic Surgeons

From Wired
I wonder when robotic surgery will be a reality in dentistry! OMFS will most probably be the place it will make it's first impact. In the meantime I'm going to get started on my video games!

How Videogames Could Help Train the Next Generation of Robotic Surgeons: Doling out death in the virtual world of first-person-shooter games might help the next generation of surgeons save lives in the real world. A new study used simulators to compare the robotic surgery skills of med school residents against college and high school students who spend a lot of their time playing video games -- and the video gamers won.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Periodontist Group Develops Diabetes Educational Material

Periodontist Group Develops Diabetes Educational Material: In honor of November, American Diabetes Month, the New Jersey Society of Periodontists developed this great brochure that can help your patients understand the diabetes/periodontal disease connection. If you have a blog or use social media for your dental practice, we recommend sharing these images so your patients can learn more about how their oral [...]

A very nice and informational brochure. Print it out for your patients or put it up on your wall. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Surgical Rehearsal Platform Makes Virtual Operations Possible (Interview)

Surgical Rehearsal Platform Makes Virtual Operations Possible (Interview): Surgical-Theater
Medicine is continuously learning from other fields, perhaps the best example being aviation. It is from aviation that we gained the benefits of checklists, integrated ICUs and ORs, and – most recently – simulators. The first computer-based flight simulators came out 50 years ago and only now are we getting up to speed in terms of developing systems that enable surgeons to rehearse operations in advance.
This past June Medgadget met up with the Surgical Theater team at The White House and discussed how they are turning this vision into a reality – or, rather, the other way around. Their flagship product, the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP), allows surgeons to “pre-live the future” by practicing procedures on their actual patients’ anatomies using pre-operative MRI and CT images. We heard from them recently because the SRP has reached a few milestones in the past six months, including its first purchase by University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center in Cleveland and submission for FDA approval.
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