Within the framework of the 40th annual Congress of the Spanish Association of Endodontics
Soon the new legislation will not allow the use of real teeth for dental training.
State-of-the-art engineering enables the manufacture of trustworthy replicas using 3D PrintingThe latest innovations in this field have been presented at the 40th Annual Congress of the Spanish Association of Endodontics.
Madrid, October 4. Innovation and commitment to the development of cutting-edge medical technology is one of the pillars that sustain advances in dentistry.
Given the complexity of this specialty, it is essential to bet on new models and techniques that allow professionals to carry out their work in an increasingly precise way.
On the occasion of the celebration of the 40th Annual Congress of the Spanish Association of Endodontics, some of the most outstanding innovations in this field have been presented.
In the words of Dr. Magdalena Azabal Arroyo, professor at the San Pablo CEU University School of Dentistry, “there is an increasing concern about not having parts available for endodontic students to carry out their internships. Artificial alternatives will be necessary and they must faithfully replicate the morphology and mechanical characteristics of real teeth. 3D Printing is positioning itself as an ideal solution to achieve this goal ”.
Engineering and dentistry walk hand in hand
Recently, DIGITAL ANATOMICS has succeeded in launching 3D ROOTS endodontic teeth, manufactured using 3D printing.
This has been possible thanks to the collaboration of specialists such as Dr. Azabal.These pieces allow the practice of endodontics seeking the approach to the most realistic conditions, even reaching a root definition never seen before.
Typodonts are also available, models that reflect the anatomy of a patient for practical purposes, including all teeth for different morphologies, different degrees of complexity. In addition, parts with practically any type of pathology can be manufactured, on request, based on the images obtained from medical scanners such as CBCT or micro CT.
“Our next goal is the launch of the ENDOPLANNING software program. With ENDOPLANNIG, the endodontist, in a few minutes and in an extremely simple way, starting from the CBCT images, will obtain a 3D image of the patient’s part on his computer screen. You can rotate it, measure dimensions, volume of the pulp chamber, etc. With ENDOPLANNING, the endodontist will be able to plan his intervention and check the results afterwards. ” Indicates Alejandro Reyero, head of the Digital Anatomics engineering team.