VUB University Dental Centre presents renovated phantom lab

VUB University Dental Centre presents renovated phantom lab

Thursday 8 June 2023 at 18.00 (VUB Health Campus, Building K, first floor, Laarbeeklaan 103B, 1090 Jette)

Monday 5 June 2023 – The University Dental Centre of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (UDC VUB) will present its new phantom lab at an opening event on 8 June. The renovated skills centre, equipped with 18 treatment units, mimics clinical practice conditions as closely as possible. The space will serve as a study space for postgraduate dentistry training.

As well as theoretical training, dentists and specialists must master a wide range of practical skills. There is a growing need for dental training facilities and well-equipped practice areas in the Brussels region. By offering the UDC’s renovated phantom lab as a study space for postgraduate training in dentistry, VUB is responding to these needs.

“The phantom lab has had a thorough overhaul. We have invested in 18 new practice units,” says Dirk Devroey, VUB professor and dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. “The treatment units, kitted out with dental equipment, allow trainees to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. We let them practise in a safe and organised environment, so they can hone their practical skills. There are also many experienced dentists and specialists working in the UDC. This wealth of knowledge, combined with the new phantom lab, means we are helping to train the dentists of the future.”

Inge Cornillie, general manager of the UDC, adds:

“Thanks to the renovation of the phantom lab, we can again offer post-academic training at the VUB Health Campus in Jette. We look forward to exciting collaborations on such courses with academic and professional partners.”
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Opening event programme

As well as the presentation of the phantom lab, experts will also give a short introduction to the UDC’s specialisations and there will be a scientific lecture (with accreditation):


  • Welcome - Dirk Devroey, dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Presentation UDC - Inge Cornillie, general manager UDC
  • Orthodontics - ​ Prof Dr Karlien Asscherickx
    Stability of orthodontic treatment: collaboration between orthodontics, oral surgery and orofacial myofunctional therapy
  • Periodontology - ​ Iris Wyn
    Overview of work mechanisms in periodontology
  • Paediatric dentistry - Els Van den Steen, paediatric dentistry specialist
    Overview of dental care for children and patients with special needs, sedation and anaesthesia in cooperation with UZ Brussel


  • Scientific lecture on The Future of Endodontics by Mathieu Vandendael, endodontics specialist (with accreditation)


  • Reception
    Ongoing networking event

Members of the press are invited to attend the opening of the new phantom lab. Would you like to attend or would you like an interview with one of the speakers? Please let us know before Wednesday 7 June via [email protected]

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