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3D Printing in Dentistry

Three-dimensional printing was once an extremely expensive and complex undertaking. Now, 3D printers are available for home and office use and dentists around the world are finding new and exciting ways to use this technology to improve patient outcomes.

U.S. Dentistry Schools & 3D Printing

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California: Faculty and students are conducting research utilizing 3D printing technology to improve outcomes of orthognathic surgery https://dentistry.usc.edu/files/2015/05/The-Explorer-2015.pdf (see pages 20 - 21, 40 - 41) and http://dentistry.usc.edu/files/2011/11/57680Explorer2014sfs1.pdf (see pages 42 - 43).

Indiana University School of Dentistry: SolidScape T66 3D Inkjet Printer http://bit.ly/2fw6LJX

Marquette School of Dentistry: 3D-Bioplotter envisionTEC Manufacturer Series http://go.mu.edu/1hx9EYd An overview of the research projects currently being conducted at their Tayebi Research Group that involve 3D printing can be found here http://go.mu.edu/1NAtCNT

University of Maryland School of Dentistry:  Dental Student Research Project Showcases the Power of 3D Printing http://bit.ly/1NAtHBa  

University of Michigan School of Dentistry: U-M School of Dentistry, Others Pioneer New Approach to Dental Care: Bioengineering, 3D Printing Help Adult Dental Patient with Periodontitis http://bit.ly/1EajWrt

University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry: New SOD Lab represents technological leap into ‘digital dentistry http://bit.ly/1hQpbSP 

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine: Sfeir Laboratory at the School is involved in developing three dimensional scaffolds of single and composite materials. http://www.dental.pitt.edu/sfeir-laboratory Dr. John J Ference’s research is focused on this area. http://dental.pitt.edu/person/john-j-ference-0

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School: Professor Richard L. Zimmerman’s research includes 3D printing http://bit.ly/1Eak3Dj and faculty and students have access to a 3D printer at the University’s Health Science Center Library http://bit.ly/1hx8A6N 

Canadian Dentistry School & 3D Printing

University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry

Restorations: Creating composite restorations. Sample article

Bone regeneration: Researchers are creating 3D-printed joints that interlock with the patient’s cells to create a longer-lasting treatment. Sample article

 

McGill University Faculty of Dentistry

Replicate bone for grafts. http://bit.ly/1TYcXc7 and http://bit.ly/1EakfCK