Colgate-Palmolive India has conducted the first-ever metaverse masterclass for dental students. Renowned dentist Dr. Sandesh Mayekar and Dr. Svapna Koppikar, Director of Professional Oral Care at Colgate-Palmolive, APAC, mentored selected dental students on “Setting up a dental clinic.”
Baker-E, an experiential design company, has created a virtual reality experience that showcases the complex process of building a successful dental clinic. The experience offers valuable real-world insights and as the Metaverse gains momentum in various sectors, Colgate-Palmolive is driving innovation to contribute to dental education.
Dr. Svapna Koppikar, Director of Professional Oral Care at Colgate-Palmolive, aims to support dental students with innovative initiatives. In the Metaverse Masterclass, Colgate provides a unique opportunity for future dental professionals to receive mentorship from their Key Opinion Leaders. Students experience an immersive virtual walkthrough of a dental clinic and interact with Dr. Mayekar on setting up a dental clinic. Dr. Mayekar sees many opportunities to innovate in the way they teach.
Dr. Svapna Koppikar, Director, Professional Oral Care at Colgate-Palmolive, highlighted the impact of this technological leap, saying, “We aim to support dental students in their educational journey and skill development. This initiative is a unique opportunity for future dental professionals to get mentored first hand by our Key Opinion Leaders like Dr. Mayekar, on ‘Setting up a dental clinic’. Innovation is at the core of our practices and we hope to inspire and guide these students with this initiative.”
Speaking about the Metaverse Masterclass Dr. Sandesh Mayekar said, “Foraying into the Metaverse for oral health education is a completely new experience for students as well as myself. This initiative by Colgate has enabled dental students to witness an immersive life-like experience with a virtual walkthrough of a dental clinic. Interacting with the students inside the metaverse and answering questions on setting up a dental clinic was not only interesting but riveting, and I see many opportunities to innovate in the way we teach.”
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