3D printing in dentistry: Fraunhofer bringing future technologies into the present

DRESDEN, Germany: A project by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft aims to harness the transformative potential of additive manufacturing in the medical field. The project brings together a network of partners and encompasses a wide range of additive technologies. It seeks to pair new advancements in 3D printing with tangible and patient-oriented applications. There is a substantial focus on dentistry, and scientists in Germany and Poland are collaborating on a series of pilot projects and working in close cooperation with dental laboratories and dentists from a range of specialties. Bethany O'Neillwww.kelloggfamilydentalfoundation.com

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SprintRay launches Protect a Smile campaign

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: SprintRay, a 3D printer manufacturer that focuses on digital dentistry, has recently launched a campaign that aims to help protect smiles from damage caused by stress-related parafunctional and physiological issues, including bruxism and tooth fractures. As the need for occlusal splints continues to rise, the company believes that dental practices should acquire an in-office 3D printer for quickly and efficiently producing low-cost, high-quality occlusal appliances and subsequently increasing not only practice profitability but also access to occlusal care. Bethany O'Neillwww.kelloggfamilydentalfoundation.com

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