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3D Printing Models: Hollow vs Solid

In Case Studies by Tyler Brouwer

Decision Points: Hollow or Solid? Creating models for the fabrication of clear retainers or aligners presents a rapid, high-value return on investment for dental 3D printing. While this therapy has been one of the driving forces in the adoption of 3D printing in dental clinics, there is disagreement within the community on exactly how one should go about it. For …

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Practice Insights: The Foundry Dental Center

In Interviews by Tyler Brouwer

Delivering top-quality care while keeping fees affordable for those in need is a big challenge. While many community clinics are just focused on removing or reducing pain, Dr. Ben Kellum and his staff at The Foundry Dental Center are determined to offer full-spectrum care at their clinic. With ten operatories treating over twelve-thousand patients per year, Dr. Kellum spends a …

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Dr. David Honey’s Socially-distanced 3D Denture

In Interviews by Tyler Brouwer

The challenges of operating a dental practice in 2020 are unprecedented. With many offices closed to all but emergency patients, many clinicians are taking advantage of this opportunity to get educated on new technology. Recently, Dr. David Honey demonstrated just how valuable that technology can be, when he leveraged his SprintRay 3D printer to deliver emergency care while maintaining social …

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3D Printer Accuracy: Understanding the Numbers

In Case Studies by Tyler Brouwer

Highlights: Finding reputable claims about 3D printer accuracy can be difficult Many claims about accuracy are from studies performed internally by the manufacturer XY resolution can be a useful spec, but verified accuracy provides a much fuller picture Tufts University just tested the accuracy SprintRay Pro, finding it to be superior than alginate impressions and stone casting for creation of …

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Video Interview: Dr. August de Oliveira

In Case Studies by Tyler Brouwer

  Dr. August de Oliveira is a household name in CAD/CAM dentistry. A pioneer of early chairside design and manufacturing technologies, we sat down to chat with him about the development of 3D printing in his office. In this video interview, he opens up about his experience with various 3D printers, how to identify which one to buy, and which …

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