Special Issue "3D-Printed Dental Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2022.
Interests: 3D-printed devices; additive manufacturing; bioprinting; digital dentistry; digital denture manufacturing; intraoral scanner; patient-specific dental implant; robotic surgery system; zirconia 3D printer
In the dental field, digital scans are becoming indispensable, and digital dentistry is rapidly developing due to the characteristics of fabricating a prosthesis or device customized to the hard and soft tissues in the oral cavity. Compared to clinical applications in the medical field, which mainly use low-resolution CT data, the dental application is made in many cases because dental instruments are manufactured after obtaining a high-resolution image of the oral cavity with an intraoral scanner or a model scanner. 3D printers have been used to produce dental models obtained from intraoral scans and prostheses designed on these scan data. Further, provisional restoration material for tooth protection and aesthetics recovery and occlusion after abutment preparation, castable resins for metal casting or ceramic pressing, and transparent resins visible through inner changes for surgical guides are already available in the dental field. Various technologies of 3D printing, including metal printing, or bioprinting of cell-friendly polymers, have been applied to the dental surgery area, such as replacing the patient’s jawbone, or patient-specific membranes for a bone graft. While it is inevitable that 3D printing technology will be used in various ways soon, there are still many aspects to be verified, such as accuracy, biocompatibility, and clinical effectivity according to DfAM, software pretreatment, the interrelationship between printing equipment and materials, cleaning, and post-curing conditions.
This Special Issue aims to provide insight into recent advances in the field of additive manufacture for dentistry. Potential topics in this Special Issue include but are not limited to in vitro and clinical research using 3D-printed dental devices made from polymer, metal, ceramic, and biomaterial. Studies incorporating an innovative approach or providing new information are of higher priority. It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Original articles, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Ji-Man Park
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Digital dental medicine
- Digital dentistry
- 3D-printed devices
- Additive manufacturing
- Ceramic printing
- Metal printing
- Polymer printing
- Patient-specific instrument
- Digital denture manufacturing
- In vitro research
- Clinical research