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Impressions for functional orthodontic appliances

8 May 2023

Dental impressions are negative reproductions of the teeth and adjacent structures. (1) The more adjacent structures an impression records, the greater the extent of the impression will be. The extent of an impression is therefore a physical-anatomical-volumetric characteristic. An extensive impression records the details even of anatomical structures that are very distant from the teeth or the primary structures […]

Artificial Intelligence in dentistry: uses, limits and prospects

11 April 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is “a computerised process that aims to reproduce human or animal intelligence and that is applied in a vast range of fields (for example, automatic learning, natural language processing and robotics)” [1]. It is already applied in a vast spectrum of disciplines, not only within the field of medicine, but also in […]

The advantages of automatic mixing for alginate preparation

3 February 2023

Alginate is the most commonly-used impression material in dental practices [1]. Its uses range from the fabrication of study and antagonist models to the fabrication of work models for orthodontics [2]. Alginate, which has been developed since the 1930s, is a material belonging to the irreversible hydrocolloid category. Its main advantages are its low cost, […]

Alginates for orthodontics: the characteristics that cannot be missed

3 February 2023

Alginate is undoubtedly one of the most commonly used impression materials in orthodontics. (1.2) But why is it so popular? And what characteristics must an “orthodontic” alginate have? Let’s take a look at them. h2. Background: the purpose impressions serve in orthodontics In orthodontics, impressions are usually taken for two reasons: Impressions are used to […]

Custom-made endodontic posts, impressions and fabrication techniques

3 February 2023

Devitalised teeth are generally teeth that have lost much of their coronal structure as a result of decay processes, fractures or the magnitude of the endodontic access cavity. In these cases, in order to restore structural integrity, a number of different root canal retention systems or endodontic posts have been used with success. (1) Endodontic […]

Web Marketing in the dental sector: how to communicate effectively with today’s patients

12 January 2023

Nowadays, marketing is an extremely important aspect of all professions, including dentistry.   According to a somewhat primordial definition, marketing consists in the identification and profitable satisfaction of human and social needs [1], thereby identifying a purpose to this activity.   According to the American Marketing Association, marketing is “the activity, set of institutions, or processes for […]

Gypsum models vs 3D models that can be printed: characteristics and accuracy factors compared

12 January 2023

3D printing is an additive process (AM – Additive Manufacturing) that enables the physical construction of digital models by printing layer upon layer.   It was invented in 1986 when Charles Hull filed the first patent for stereolithography (SLA), which consisted in creating objects in layers by solidifying liquid resin sensitive to the wavelength of ultraviolet […]