Dental 3D Scanning and Printing

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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 developes 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.

 Smart Braces LED Battery

Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have developed an orthodontic system that uses smart 3D printed braces and flexible, non-toxic batteries. The system consists of a semitransparent, 3D printed dental brace that places two near-infrared LEDs on each tooth, along with one lithium-ion battery to power the LEDs, which provide localized light therapy to the teeth. The redesigned state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery technology are flexible with biosafe encapsulation within the braces to make a smart dental brace.

 

Source: https://discovery.kaust.edu.sa/en/article/358/flexible-batteries-a-highlight-for-smart-dental-aids