Immersive Virtual Environment for Training of Dental Surgery


Angkura Aungkuramasa, Patta Yovithayaa, Chawana UdomraksaaPeter Haddawya, Gabriel Zachmannb, Siriwan Suebnukarnc, Phattaraporn Rhienmorad, Myat Su Yina

a Faculty of ICT, Mahidol University
b Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Group, University of Bremen
c Faculty of Dentistry, Thammasat University
d Faculty of Science and Innovation, Bangkok University


This Head-Mounted-Display (HMD) based dental simulator providees and immersive environment with haptic feedback fro psychomotor skill training. Trainees are immersed in a complete dental surgery environment with realistic patient. The simulator covers the rubber dam application and access opening stages of the root canal treatment procedure.



Simulated Environment

Simulated Objects





Future work

  • Allow trainees to learn from their mistakes in a risk-free environment
  • Perform multiple procedure steps in one session
  • 3D stereoscopic visualization and hand tool alignment
  • Collect kinematics variables for further analysis
  • Integrate collision detection algorithm and force feedback
  • Finish anesthesia injection stage
  • Evaluate added value of stereoscopic 3D and hand tool alignment