Dental 3D Scanning and Printing

Richard McComas is Senior Editor covering Dental Industry Trends in 3D Printing and Scanning.  Richard has a Masters Degree in Education and speaks at industry conferences and develops workflows and curriculum for 3d techhnology education in Dentistry.  Richard is an Industry Analyst and Opinion Leader who has written, researched and covered consumer and professional technologies for more than 10 years as both a journalist and market researcher.


Scientists know a great deal about what enamel looks like. However, they don’t know exactly how it forms. Fortunately, a technique called atom probe tomography now allows researchers to look at the distribution of the various atoms and ions in tooth enamel to see whether there are patterns. The method generates 3D visuals of materials at the atom scale.