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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Innovative applications with dental additive manufacturing


a presentation by Les Kalman, Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry,; Academic Lead, CDE.

Additive manufacturing has experienced a surge in popularity in dentistry, but has been mainly limited to plastics for guides, aligners and dentures. AM with metal and ceramic is still in its infancy, but the workflow has significant advantages over conventional approaches.

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