Under the direction of Dr. Marsha Rubin, a comprehensive simulation program of medical emergencies that can arise during dental treatment has been developed. Beginning in orientation, residents learn skills with the OMFS residents such as suturing and knot ties. The dental residents then participate in their own simulation program specially tailored to dentistry. These skills are taught in our state-of-the-art Skills Acquisition and Innovation Laboratory (SAIL).
Through a realistic simulation, residents will become more comfortable with every aspect of a medical emergency during dental treatment. Scenarios range from handling unexpected problems such as a seizure to simply talking to the patient. Residents simulate and manage different scenarios during their sessions. After the simulation is complete, the residents assess how the patient was managed in a debriefing room with discussion and didactic review.
The focus of the simulation curriculum is to help develop the technical and communication skills needed to develop the leaders in the academic dental community and confident private practice practitioners. SAIL is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for residents.