Video Interview: Dr. Wally Renne

In Interviews by Tyler Brouwer

Dr. Renne is the Assistant Dean of Technology at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. He and his staff are passionate about digital dentistry, and integrate as much technology as possible into their curriculum.

Adding 3D printing as part of their curriculum seemed like a logical step as the technology found its way into more and more clinics. The impact of 3D printing has been profound: they are fabricate surgical guides, models for waxups, and full dentures with their SprintRay 3D printers.

In addition to utilizing SprintRay 3D printers as part of their curriculum, Dr. Renne and his colleagues also leverage their print lab for the university practice. They’re conducting studies that compare the fit of traditionally-fabricated and 3D-printed dentures, often finding that the printed dentures are often preferred by patients.

Dr. Renne and his team are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with 3D printed dentures.

Beyond the world of dentures, Dr. Renne and his peers are experimenting with surgical guides that have irrigation channels. Thanks to the digital tools at their disposal, they are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in dentistry today.

Watch the full video to see what Dr. Renne has to say about digital dentistry and SprintRay 3D printers. This video is part of our Real Doctors, Real Stories series, a set of video interviews from thought leaders and industry disruptors in dentistry. Follow the button below to learn more!