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Stratasys 3D Printing Improves Accuracy of Dental Implant Surgery

2014-04-14 10:00 3901
 

Singapore-based dental clinic T32 incorporates Objet Eden260V streamlining its Digital Dentistry Workflow

SINGAPORE, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stratasys Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced a customer success story when T32 Dental Centre, a leading Singapore-based dental clinic, incorporated 3D printing in its digital dentistry workflow, improving the accuracy of their dental implant surgery.

3D printed surgical guide on dental model prior to surgery.
3D printed surgical guide on dental model prior to surgery.

 

The 3D printed surgical guide pinpoints the location and angle for drilling during surgery.
The 3D printed surgical guide pinpoints the location and angle for drilling during surgery.

T32 Dental Centre is a leading provider of dental services and a pioneer in digital dentistry in the Southeast Asia region.  To speed up pre-surgical preparation and eliminate the outsourcing cost of surgical guide production, T32 has incorporated 3D printing in its digital dentistry workflow, selecting Objet Eden260V with PolyJet™ 3D printing technology to create accurate surgical guides for implant surgeries. Adoption of 3D printing technology has provided a quick return on investment for T32.

"Evaluation of treatment plans has become much faster and more precise. Customized surgical guides are 3D printed and placed onto the patient's teeth before surgery, pinpointing the exact angle and depth needed for the procedure, ensuring correct placement of the implant," said Keng Mun Wong, Founder and Managing Director from T32 Dental Centre. "Having an in-house 3D printer allows us to minimize the time needed to create the surgical guides. We can now 3D print the guides at the clinic within a few hours."

For complex cases, precise copies of the patient's jaw are 3D printed for pre-surgery surgical trials. With a better understanding about the procedures, patients become more confident and less stressed about upcoming surgeries.

Objet Eden260V is an award-winning Stratasys 3D printing system using PolyJet™ 3D printing technology, offering a full suite of dental materials specifically engineered to meet the requirements of dental applications. 

"We are delighted to see our customers realizing the potential and reaping the benefits of 3D printing," Ido Eylon, General Manager, South Asia, at Stratasys AP Ltd, commented. "Dental industry is a key focus market for us.  Our goal is to enable both dental clinics and dental labs to eliminate the bottlenecks of manual modelling, allowing them to capture the business opportunities in this growing market."

Source: Stratasys AP
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