3D Printed test head for cleft palate treatment

A presentation by Gunpreet Oberoi, Postdoc at Medical University of Vienna, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Gunpreet Oberoi, is a dental implantologist by education. Her research focuses on medical image segmentation, medical model design and development, and 3D microtissue construction in the field of dental regeneration and is active in research on cleft palate treatment.

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3D-printing approaches to denture base fabrication and dental education

The use of additive manufacturing (AM) is increasingly growing in Dentistry due to the new opportunities these techniques can offer; these include custom-design, waste materials reduction, incorporation of internal structure and scaling-up possibilities, among others.

Fused deposition modelling (FDM) and stereolithography (SLA) are two of the most used AM techniques in the dental field. Each technique offers its own advantages, for example, FDM is a very cost-effective manufacturing method and SLA allows very high resolution.

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3D Printing in Dentistry: Fad or Fundamental?

3D printing and additive manufacturing has many advantages over conventional workflows in dentistry. These include accuracy, efficiency, cost-savings, customization and potentially a more sustainable approach. Yet the adoption of 3D printing has met some hesitancy. This presentation will review 3D printing and present some traditional and experimental workflows with plastics, metals and zirconia. This will equip the clinician or technician to decide if 3D printing is a suitable workflow to explore.

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