Special Issue "Digital Dentistry: The Evolution of Dental Care"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019
Prof. Carlo Mangano
Department of Dental Sciences, S. Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
Interests: digital dentistry; 3D scanners; CBCT, CAD/CAM software; milling machines; 3D printers; direct metal laser sintering; guided surgery; custom-made implants; custom-made bone regeneration
3D scanners (intraoral, desktop and face scanners, cone beam computed tomography) and computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software, together with new aesthetic materials and powerful manufacturing and prototyping tools (milling machines and 3D printers) are radically transforming the dental profession. As a consequence, in recent years we are witnessing a real evolution of dental care. However, there is a need for scientific evidence regarding the new high-tech protocols and new materials. In the present thematic issue, we solicit the submission of original research articles (technological reports, case reports, case series, retrospective and prospective clinical studies, randomized controlled trials), as well as review articles, on the topics of digital dentistry. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- data acquisition by means of 3D scanners (intraoral scanners, desktop scanners, face scanners, cone beam computed tomography; 3D axiography);
- data processing by means of CAD software;
- production of prosthetic restorations, surgical guides, custom-made implants and scaffolds for bone regeneration, and orthodontic aligners and devices by means of milling machines, 3D printers, laser sintering;
- clinical application of CAD/CAM restorations, guided implant surgery, custom-made implants and bone regeneration, digital orthodontics;
- the virtual patient.
Prof. Carlo Mangano
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- digital dentistry
- 3D Scanners
- CAD/CAM software
- milling machines
- 3D printers
- direct metal laser sintering
- guided surgery
- custom-made implants
- custom-made bone regeneration