The Peculiar World of Dental Manikins

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Ever wonder how dentists get experience before practicing on live humans? For nearly 100 years, Columbia Dentoform has been handcrafting "patient simulators" for dental students. We got a tour of their factory from 41-year veteran Philip Briales. Manufactured in the United States, these lifelike manikins are an essential educational tool ... but boy are they weird looking.