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.


Researchers were able to produce 3D maps that displayed the location of atoms that are crucial in the decay process. To obtain these 3D maps, researchers used a comparatively new microscopy technique known as atom-probe tomography. The new insight gained about the nanolevel atomic composition of tooth decay helps to prevent dental cavities and maintaining oral health hygiene.