Surgical guides for dentistry: osteotomy and implants sites preparation using open software and freeware for virtual planning and guides project and production – Presented by Sandro Montecchiani, owner of private dental practice, at the 3D Medical Conference, on January 30-31, 2019, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.
3D dental imaging and 3D printing have changed dentists’ job: now we can plan virtually the prosthesis, the implants positioning, we can project guides and models, and finally 3D print such devices, everything starting from a CBCT exam and an intraoral optical scan.
This is a fantastic procedure in particular for implants surgery, because we can be extremely precise and easily avoid any damage to anatomical structures to be respected. For complex cases, where we need to plan a full arch restauration, we could need to perform a bone surface levelling, but doing this by freehand sometimes can’t be as precise as we might need. Continue reading “Surgical guides for dentistry: osteotomy and implants sites preparation using open software and freeware for virtual planning and guides project and production – Presented by Sandro Montecchiani, owner of private dental practice”
The role of 3-D printing is growing in dentistry as it creates custom tools, implants, and even teeth. Some manufacturers now produce 3-D printers designed specifically for dental applications. But consumer models are available at electronics stores, too. Scientists at the OMFS-IMPATH Research Group with the University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium set out to compare their accuracy.
Continue reading “3D Printers Can Produce Models of Teeth with Impeccable Accuracy”
Stratasys has introduced the Objet500 Dental Selection 3D Printer for larger dental and orthodontic labs that require volume production of highly precise, life-like models. The new 3D printer brings high throughput to Stratasys’ special multi-color, multi-material dental modeling. Continue reading “Stratasys Launches Triple-Jetting 3D Printer for High Volume Dental Labs”
Here is a guest post on an interesting case. It’s the first decision that we’re aware of in which a 3D printed medical device (or any 3D printed product) has been the subject of litigation that involves product liability principles. This post is submitted by Matt Jacobson of Reed Smith, who is particularly interested in 3D printing issues. As always our guest blogger gets all the credit, and any blame, for the analysis that follows. Continue reading “A Glimpse into How Courts Will Treat 3D Printed Medical Devices”
One of the many applications of metal 3D printing is the dental sector, where the Laser Metal Fusion technology allows to combine perfectly its peculiarity of personalization and high speed production with the needs of the dental professionals. Continue reading “Perfect Circuit: Metal 3D-Printed Dental”