With development starting way back in 2005, the Nissin (formerly Moog) Simodont Dental Trainer has remained the #1 haptic dental simulator for a long time among innovative dental universities.
The simulator was built in partnership with ACTA, who did a very good job providing direction to the software for Moog. Having 50 dental simulators has meant that ACTA has been able to integrate it fully into their curriculum. A number of research papers have come out of ACTA which have helped validate the concept and the value of integrating virtual reality and haptics into dental learning as well as making other universities feel confident in the purchase of modern dental simulation.
Simodont & Virteasy Dental
We’ve spent the last few years trying to match, and exceed, the outstanding feature-set of the Simodont. With the release of Virteasy Classroom we’re very proud to be side-by-side with the Nissin Dental Trainer in multiple simulation suites around the world.
Their website lists a number of advantages to the Simodont system, including:
- Test the occlusal reduction using the antagonist
- Login using manual login, swipe ID card or RFID card
- Select the required instruments for the planned treatment
|Windows & Linux||Linux||Windows NT||Windows 10|
|Haptic Arm||7.9N Touch X (from Geomagic)||Custom (from Forsslund Systems)||Custom (TBC)||3.3N Touch|
|Standalone Dental Mirror||Yes (free flow)||No||Yes (haptics)||Yes (haptics)|
|3D Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 HD 24 Inches||1920 x 1080 HD 24 Inches||800 x 600 pixels||1920 x 1080 HD 24 Inches (TBC)|
|3D Glasses||Yes – Active||Yes – Active||Yes – Passive||Yes – Active (TBC)|
|Multiple viewers of simulation (*)||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Virtual Patient Case Studies||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (TBC)|
|Virtual Patient Simulation||Yes||Yes||No||No (TBC)|
|Full 3D Scene||Yes||No||No||No (TBC)|
|Antagonist Mode||On request||No||Yes||Yes (TBC)|
|Number of Exercises||115+||6 (more being created)||80+ (TBC)||TBC|
|DICOM Compatible||Yes||No||No||No (TBC)|
|Broadcast Simulators||Yes||No||Yes||No (TBC)|
|Editor Program?||Yes||No (TBC)||No (TBC)||No (TBC)|
|Universities||26||3||80+ (TBC)||100+ (TBC)|
|Case Study||Available on YouTube||Not Currently||Available on YouTube||TBC|
|Parent Company||HRV Simulation – France||Forsslund Systems – Sweden||Nissin – Japan||Voxel Man Group – Germany|
Forsslund Systems has confirmed all the information to be fair and accurate comparing the Kobra simulator to Virteasy Dental.
Nissin (formerly Moog) Simodont Dental Trainer
Comparison chart still being validated. Has been sent to Nissin to confirm that the information is fair and accurate and any other comparisons requested.
Still in process of finishing comparison.