3D Printing in Dentistry
This promising technology has many uses in the delivery of oral health care services—from restorative care to implant dentistry.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the process of three-dimensional (3D) printing within the field of dentistry.
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing when compared with conventional techniques.
- Discuss the incorporation of 3D printing technology into various dental procedures such as orthognathic surgeries, oral and maxillofacial procedures, surgical guide fabrication for implants, and the design of certain prosthetics.
This course was published in the July 2016 issue and expires July 31, 2019. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.