Dr. Tak Ranuch
UP is preparing the SIMULATION LAB classes for year 3 students next semester. During the SIM labs, students will learn how to do a wide range of basic dental procedures including: tooth extractions, local anesthetic injections, cavity preparations, rubber dam application, taking radiographs, scaling teeth, mouth examinations, polishing, etc. This year we have purchased a new set of 30 models each with soft gums and containing 28 teeth.
Students will be assigned 14 teeth each to work on during the semester, with the models mounted in our 30 Japanese NISSIN mannequins. In addition, we are setting up carry boxes for each pair of students, each containing most of the instruments and materials students will need for the semester.
The core SIM lab team this semester includes Dr Rasy (our restorative dentistry specialist), Dr Sokty, Dr Mengkheng, and Dr Kaing Koung. Others who will be helping in some sessions are Dr Seth Mana (lecturer in oral health assessment), Dr Tak Ranuch (specialist in periodontics), Dr Sam Sovatdy (specialist in OMF surgery), Dr Neak Pheakdey (dental radiography), and Prof. Callum Durward (specialist in pediatric dentistry).