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Dental 3D Printing Market, 24.5% Growth Expected by 2023

August 13, 2018

From Medgadget: The Global Dental 3D Printing Market is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. It is estimated that the Global Dental 3D Printing Market is expected to register a CAGR ~ 24.5 % during the forecast period of 2018–2023. Dental 3D printing is a form of modern dentistry and is considered to be […]

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Accuracy evaluation of dental models manufactured by CAD/CAM milling method and 3D printing method

July 17, 2018

RESULTS The RMS value (152±52 µm) of the model manufactured by the milling method was significantly higher than the RMS value (52±9 µm) of the model produced by the 3D printing method. CONCLUSION The accuracy of the 3D printing method is superior to that of the milling method, but at present, both methods are limited […]

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STL (file format)

March 22, 2018

From Wikipedia: STL (an abbreviation of “stereolithography”) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems.[1][2][3] STL has several after-the-fact backronyms such as “Standard Triangle Language” and “Standard Tessellation Language”.[4] This file format is supported by many other software packages; it is widely used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and computer-aided […]

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3D printing advantages for dentistry

March 12, 2018

Both the material and the so-termed FAB family of printers have the aim of increasing efficiency and reducing the number of procedures necessary to produce dental prostheses. The printers can generate five-element precision bridges in less than 20 minutes. Source: 3D printing advantages for dentistry 3D is coming fast.

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More Dental 3D Printing; EnvisionTEC

January 23, 2018

Our materials are designed for a range of applications, for example: Dental and Orthodontic Models (E-Model and E-Appliance) Castable Crowns, Bridges, Copings and Partial Denture Frameworks (Press-E-Cast, E-Partial, PIC 100 C) Direct Crowns and Bridges (E-Dent 400 has been approved for long-term use in Europe and up to one year of use in the United […]

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The Digital Dentistry Movement

January 9, 2018

From TCT Magazine: That “goo” refers to the traditional process of creating a dental impression which has been used commonly, and continues to be, throughout dental practices and labs for centuries. Source: The Digital Dentistry Movement – TCT Magazine TCT is a magazine for the 3D printing industry. The linked article has a great deal of […]

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3D-printed Mouthpiece Promises to Floss Your Whole Mouth in Just One Bite

December 14, 2017

From Geek.com …a company called Blizzident wants to simply that part of your oral hygiene routine. How? By 3D-printing you a crazy customized flossing device. They call it (logically enough) 3D-Flosser, and they say it can floss your entire mouth in seconds. All you have to do is bite down and release and you’re done. […]

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Nexa3D, BEGO and XYZprinting Form Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the Transformation of Digital Dentistry

November 30, 2017

Nexa3D, the maker of ultra-fast Stereolithography professional-grade 3D printers, BEGO, the leading provider of digital and traditional dental materials, 3D printers and services together with XYZprinting, the world’s leading desktop 3D printer brand, today announced the groundbreaking three-way partnership designed to transform digital dentistry… …”This comprehensive three-way strategic alliance is designed to accelerate dental market access […]

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3-D printing could deliver dentistry to Astronauts

October 2, 2017

From CNN: Werkheiser’s department at NASA also works with universities and small businesses that are working on printable medical solutions for the future. Printable designs will be able to help astronauts with dental care, custom casts for fractures and sprains, sustainable tips for thermometers, vitamins, antibiotics, skin grafts and even food. Source: 3-D printing could be […]

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3D Printing Dental Startup Wins Big at Propelify Innovation Festival

June 6, 2017

Arfona aims to bring affordable tooth replacement to the masses with their groundbreaking process for 3D printing partial dentures. By partnering with leading dental materials manufacturers, Arfona is able to use its 3D printers to produce popular products such as partial dentures to save dentists and patients time and money. Source: 3D Printing Dental Startup […]

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Scientists Close to 3-D Printed Ovaries

May 23, 2017

From NPR: The list of things that can be created with 3-D printers keeps getting longer: jewelry, art, guns, food, medical devices and, now, mouse ovaries. Source: Scientists May Someday Fight Infertility With 3-D Printed Ovaries : Shots – Health News : NPR Amazing! Ovaries today teeth tomorrow

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3D Printing in Dentistry

April 27, 2017

Current uses Dental labs currently use 3D printers to print wax templates of prosthetics that they use to fabricate the final prosthesis.”In the very near future, 3D printing will be used to make temporary crowns, bridges, and dentures,” Dr. Chicchon said, noting that this is a year or so away. Source: Dental News, Dental education, Dental […]

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How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare

April 13, 2017

From Longitudes: …additive manufacturing could bend the cost curve in a number of industries, especially healthcare. Source: How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare | Longitudes The primary issue in all healthcare including dentistry is cost. Insurance would not be an issue if people felt they could pay for quality care at a […]

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Cancer survivor becomes the first person to get 3D printed face created using SMARTPHONE

November 8, 2016

From Daily Mail Online: HT ADA A cancer survivor whose face was ravaged by a tumour, leaving him with a large hole where his eye, nose and cheekbone had been, has become the first person to receive a 3D printed face prosthesis made with a smart phone… …Dr Rodrigo Salazar, a dentist and specialist in oral […]

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5 Futuristic Technologies That Could Change Small Business

October 20, 2016

From OPEN Forum: With access to concepts such as interactive holographic computers and 3D printing, small-business owners can take advantage of futuristic technologies that were merely fantasy just a few short years ago. Source: 5 Futuristic Technologies That Could Change Small Business | OPEN Forum All five will play a role in the future dental […]

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How Desktop 3D Printers Are Changing the Face of Facial Reconstruction

July 13, 2016

WOW just wow: …a 68-year-old Vietnam veteran, lost the lower half of his face to tongue cancer, but a team from Indiana University has recently been able to design a new jaw for him using a desktop 3D printer. Their process, dubbed the “IU Shirley Technique,” is now being used to help other patients Source: […]

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3D printing BioPen lets surgeons draw with stem cells

April 19, 2016

In the not-too-distant future, orthopedic surgeons may simply draw new cartilage inside your knee, using a 3D printing, stem-cell-extruding device called the “BioPen.” Source: 3D printing BioPen lets surgeons draw with stem cells Imagine “drawing” new bone or gingiva around a periodontally hopeless tooth. Or “drawing” a filling on a tooth surface. A filling that […]

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3D tissue printing could revolutionize dentistry

April 4, 2016

Periodontist Professor Saso Ivanovski, from Griffith University’s Menzies Institute, has pioneered the work which plans to use a “bioprinter” to grow missing bone and tissue from a patient’s own cells. Source: Australian-first 3D tissue printing could revolutionise dentistry, periodontist says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Future dentists will look back on our practice of […]

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Wake Forest University Scientists Print Living Body Parts

February 23, 2016

A team at Wake Forest University has used a combination of living cells and a special gel to print out living human body parts — including ears, muscles and jawbones. Source: Wake Forest University Scientists Print Living Body Parts – NBC News This is AWESOME. It makes CAD CAM seem sooo last century. It really […]

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Dentists Will Soon Print Antibacterial 3-D Teeth

January 26, 2016

Wow…just Wow: The rapid evolution of 3-D printing technology in the dental industry will soon expand beyond simply creating crowns or dentures to incorporate chemicals that fight the bacteria that cause tooth decay and infection in the first place. Source: Dentists Will Soon Print Antibacterial 3-D Teeth

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