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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.


Scholarly Articles

Alharbi N, Osman RB, Wismeijer D. 2016. Factors influencing the dimensional accuracy of 3d-printed full-coverage dental restorations using stereolithography technology. Int J Prosthodont. 29(5):503-510. DOI: 10.11607/ijp.4835. (Full Text)

Batson ER, Cooper LF, Duqum I, Mendonca G. 2014. Clinical outcomes of three different crown systems with cad/cam technology. J Prosthet Dent. 112(4):770-777. DOI:10.1016/j.prosdent.2014.05.002

Fathi HM, Al-Masoody AH, El-Ghezawi N, Johnson A. 2016. The accuracy of fit of crowns made from wax patterns produced conventionally (hand formed) and via cad/cam technology. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 24(1):10-17. Available in print at the Dentistry Library.

das Neves FD, de Almeida Prado Naves Carneiro T, do Prado CJ, Prudente MS, Zancope K, Davi LR, Mendonca G, Soares CJ. 2014. Micrometric precision of prosthetic dental crowns obtained by optical scanning and computer-aided designing/computer-aided manufacturing system. J Biomed Opt. 19(8):088003. DOI:10.1117/1.JBO.19.8.088003

Pereyra NM, Marano J, Subramanian G, Quek S, Leff D. 2015. Comparison of patient satisfaction in the fabrication of conventional dentures vs. Dentca (cad/cam) dentures: A case report. J N J Dent Assoc. 86(2):26-33. Available in print at the Dentistry Library. 

Strong SM. 2015. 3d printing, polymethyl methacrylate acrylic, and fully milled zirconia for anterior implant restorations: The brave new world of prosthetic dentistry. Gen Dent. 63(2):11-13. Available in print at the Dentistry Library.