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    “By training, I am an engineer. From a precision perspective, the standard impression process is a nightmare: You generate a copy of a copy of the original, and then a technician creates a copy.” Daniel Kaiserauer is the director of CS Solutions, Carestream’s division in charge of dental CAD/CAM restoration and a...

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    Dentists, meet Yomi. The FDA recently cleared the first robotic system for dental implant procedures. Through the use of haptic technology, Yomi can assist dentists in both the pre-operative and intra-operative parts of dental surgery. Thanks to an initial CT scan, the system can then provide dynamic surgical...

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    It wouldn’t seem a dentist could get lost in a patient’s mouth during oral surgery. But dentistry is complicated–so it happens. Doron Dekel, CEO and co-founder of Toronto-based ClaroNav, a pioneering dental navigation company, said, “Many different complications can occur. Dentists, for instance, can hit the roots of...

    One of the main concerns with 3D printing is the slow speed of additive manufacturing processes. Structo, a Singapore-based dental 3D printing company, claims to provide a solution with its DentaForm. This new dental 3D printer can build up to 30 models in 92 minutes, using Structo’s own MSLA (Mask StereoLithography)...

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    Knowing when osseointegration has reached the point that implant stability can be guaranteed is a tricky task for dentists. Osstell’s IDx is a non-invasive tool making it possible to assess quickly the healing process. The device relies on resonance frequency analysis, a technique the Swedish company developed sending...

    A promising development is emerging in the area of dental implants. New materials—including zirconia and plastics—are being used in addition to time-tested titanium.   In the 1967 film classic The Graduate, there’s a famous scene at a party for the new graduate in which a family friend offers him some advice about the...

    New dental navigation systems offer dentists what GPS provides for drivers. The benefits are substantial, particularly increased efficiency and volume. Same-day planning and surgery are now commonplace, dramatically cutting the time spent providing dental implants.   By 2022, the dental implant market in the United...

    Little is known about the history of dental extractors. These devices, also known as elevators or forceps, are often featured in pop culture, along with dental drills, as instruments of torture. But they were actually intended to relieve pain and disease, not to cause it.   “Prior to the introduction of analgesics and...

    About eight years ago, Stratasys, a global leader in 3D printing technology, created its first 3D printers for dentistry. The past four years have seen an explosion of innovations in this sector. Eric Erickson, Dental Business Manager for Europe at Stratasys, explained what today’s 3D dental printers can do and the...

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    Dr. Bernard Marquet used April’s Imagina Dental Congress in Monaco to introduce his dental office equipped with the latest digital 3D technology. For him, investing in modern devices will provide patients “custom” dentistry, as “non-invasive as possible” and offering “the most durable possible” results. Our...

    A revolution is underway in dentistry: 3D printing. Today, temporary crowns and bridges are already produced using 3D techniques. Important challenges remain before permanent teeth can be printed.   “It begins with the intraoral scanner that replaces the traditional dental impression,” explained Gil Lavi, Vice...

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    The ability to produce highly detailed three-dimensional models from radiological scans is a huge advance, not only in prosthetics and implants but also in surgical preparation.   Hospitals generally use 3D printing to produce highly detailed models of patient-specific structures from CT and MRI scans. Images from...

    Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have recently developed antimicrobial resins which enable them to 3D print teeth and other dental implants that kill Streptococcus mutans, the microbe that causes tooth decay. To do this, chemistry professor Andreas Herrmann and his team combined...

    Dental patients with occlusion problems – that is, those whose upper and lower teeth do not sit together properly – are often undiagnosed or diagnosed late. Teethan is a digital scanner that sits on the patient’s face and analyses the activity of the masticatory muscles. It gives dentists an easy-to-read report within...

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