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With Virtual Reality, Life’s a Beach — Even at the Dentist

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PLYMOUTH, England, July 13, 2017 — Virtual reality was used to transport patients from the dentist’s chair to a day at the beach at one dental practice in Devon, England — with a demonstrable improvement in the comfort level of the patients, who were participating in a study to determine whether virtual reality (VR) experiences could improve a patient’s experience during routine dental procedures, such as fillings and tooth extractions. Patients were randomly allocated to one of three conditions: a) standard care (i.e. normal practice), b) a virtual walk around Wembury beach in Devon (using a headset...Read full article

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