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Scope and Application of Collaborative Tools and Digital Manufacturing in Dentistry

Authors: Rajashekar Patil, S. Mohan Kumar, Tanuja Ajit Desphande

Abstract:

It is necessary to incorporate technological advances achieved in the field of engineering into dentistry in order to enhance the process of diagnosis, treatment planning and enable the doctors to render better treatment to their patients. To achieve this ultimate goal long distance collaborations are often necessary. This paper discusses the various collaborative tools and their applications to solve a few burning problems confronted by the dentists. Customization is often the solution to most of the problems. But rapid designing, development and cost effective manufacturing is a difficult task to achieve. This problem can be solved using the technique of digital manufacturing. Cases from 6 major branches of dentistry have been discussed and possible solutions with the help of state of art technology using rapid digital manufacturing have been proposed in the present paper. The paper also entails the usage of existing tools in collaborative and digital manufacturing area.

Keywords: Dentistry, Collaborative Tools, customisation, digital manufacturing

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1330025

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