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.

Bio-Printing New Jaw and Gum Cells to pioneer Dentistry Evolution

Bio Printing New Jaw and Gum Cells to pioneer Dentistry Evolution

Periodontist Professor Saso Ivanovski, from Griffith University’s Menzies Institute has announced that he has developed a way to engineer missing bone and tissue in the gums and jaw by using a patient’s own cells after 5 years of research. This will involve taking CT scan of patient's damaged region which will be sent to bioprinter to 3D Print new part and the whole procedure will decrease the significant pain, nerve damage and postoperative swelling. National Health and Medical Research Council has granted it $650,000 for the potential it holds in dental industry.

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The 3D Printing Market for Dental Devices

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One of the biggest markets for 3D printed dental devices is in the area of orthodontics. 3D printers enable orthodontic professionals to create all manner of personalized equipment right from their desktops. The technology presented by additive manufacturing allows specialists to dramatically reduce fabrication times and increase technicians’ output times.

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Orthodontic Lab Fully Integrates 3D PDF to Boost Privacy for Dental Patients

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STL is the most popular and widespread 3D file format for 3D printing and basic CAD model interchange and is generated directly by the scanning equipment that typically sits within the dentist’s reach. Eliminating the need for the traditional physical teeth impressions, hand-held intra-oral scanners can quickly and comfortably capture a patients’ 3D teeth anatomies without taking messy impressions.

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College Student 3D prints his own braces for less than 60$

Using a Stratasys Dimension 1200es 3D printer from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Amos Dudley, a digital design student, 3D Printed his own set of orthodontic aligners. Since it was a DIY aligner costing less than 60$ compared to 1K$, it went viral within a week.

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3D technology has brought about dramatic developments in the dentalsphere

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Few people enjoy going to the dentist, but if you can lie back and watch a big screen TV above you or listen to your favorite music, it’s not such a bad way to while away a few hours. Dentistry has certainly changed over the years, but 3D technology has brought about even more dramatic developments in recent years.

 

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UFC and GuardLab partner to create 3D Printed MouthGuards for Fighters and Fans

UFC and GuardLab partner to create 3D Printed MouthGuards for Fighters and Fans

UFC and GuardLab, a New-York based company, have joined hands announcing a global licensing agreement to create custom mouthguards for fighters and fans using 3D Printing Technology. The product called ‘Mouthguard Revolution’ is 3D Printed on high-resolution 3D printers and the prices starts from $249 for adults or $150 for the under 18.

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UFC and GuardLab announced a global licensing agreement

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“With the ever-changing landscape of professional sports, we’re always looking for the next cutting-edge technology and innovation to aid athletes that compete in the UFC,” UFC Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski said. “We are excited to partner with GuardLab as they continue to develop products that help improve the overall performance and wellness of professional athletes.”

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Student 3D Prints OrthoPrints for Teeth Aligment

Student 3D Prints OrthoPrints for Teeth Aligment

Amos Dudley, a broke graduate student, designed his own orthodontics to correct his own teeth for which he used Stratasys Dimenstion 1200es. Obtaining the 3D Printer, he used retainer material Keystone Pro-Form .030 plastic purchased from eBay and finally made all of his aligner steps, as well as a riser, while eliminating ‘draping artifacts’ as well as saving time.

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3D Printed Teeth that fight off Bacteria

Dutch researchers at the University of Groningen claim they can 3D print teeth made of anti-microbial plastic. This anti-microbacterial plastic can kill 99% of bacteria which cause tooth decay. Quaternary ammonium salts inside existing dental resin polymers can prevent tooth decay, so you never have to worry about losing teeth again.

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Australian Man Receives 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Prosthesis

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Surgeons have successfully implanted a titanium 3D-printed prosthetic jaw in a Melbourne man in an Australian-first operation.  The patient, 32-year-old psychologist Richard Stratton, was missing part of his jawbone including the left condyle, the joint to the skull.

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