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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

Anssari Moin D, Derksen W, Verweij JP, van Merkesteyn R, Wismeijer; D. 2016. A novel approach for computer-assisted template-guided autotransplantation of teeth with custom 3d designed/printed surgical tooling. An ex vivo proof of concept. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 74(5):895-902. DOI:10.1016/j.joms.2016.01.033

Kraeima, J., Glas, H. H., Witjes, M. J. H., Schepman, K. P. (2018).  Patient-specific pre-contouring of osteosynthesis plates for mandibular reconstruction: using a three-dimensional key printed solution.  Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. 46 (6), 1037-1040.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2018.03.022

Mazzoni, S., Bianchi, A., Schiariti, G., Badiali, G., & Marchetti, C. (2015). Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing cutting guides and customized titanium plates are useful in upper maxilla waferless repositioning. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 73(4), 701-707. DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2014.10.028

Reyes A, Turkyilmaz I, Prihoda TJ. 2015. Accuracy of surgical guides made from conventional and a combination of digital scanning and rapid prototyping techniques. J Prosthet Dent. 113(4):295-303. DOI:10.1016/j.prosdent.2014.09.018

Valdec, S., Schiefersteiner, M., Rucker, M., Stadlinger, B.  2019.  Guided biopsy of osseous pathologies in the jaw bone using a 3D-printed, tooth-supported drilling template.  International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  48 (8): 1028-1031.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijom.2019.04.007

Verweij JP, Moin DA, Mensink G, Nijkamp P, Wismeijer D, van Merkesteyn JP. 2016. Autotransplantation of premolars with a 3-dimensional printed titanium replica of the donor tooth functioning as a surgical guide: Proof of concept. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 74(6):1114-1119. DOI:10.1016/j.joms.2016.01.030