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 Provide 3D Printed Medical Models To Practice Dental Surgeries Better

A team of researchers, led by Dr. Wong from NUS National Centre for Oral Health, received a grant from the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC). With the grant received, the team worked towards creating a method for combining materials in order to create 3D printed impacted tooth models that include pulp, the pulp chamber, nearby nerves, and simulated periodontal ligaments, followed by mounting of the 3D printed model onto a mannequin head that features artificial cheeks. The 3D Printed Models of the Dentations will help the students practice the surgical procedures and thereby, boost the confidence for the real ones when the opportunity comes.

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