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Stratasys donated full and partial dental prostheses

3D printing specialist Stratasys announced that the company collaborated with Express Dental Labs of Norman, Oklahoma, to provide full and partial dentures to more than 55 people in need at the recent Oklahoma Dental Association Mission of Mercy (OkMOM) event.

The OkMOM, a two-day event, provides essential dental care at no cost to individuals who would otherwise not have access to such services. The event in Lawton, Oklahoma, brought together dental professionals, volunteers and organizations to address the needs of underserved populations. Using Stratasys’ J5 DentaJet 3D printer and TrueDent resin, Express Dental Labs was able to produce customized dentures within 24 hours based on intraoral scans taken on the first day of the event.

“It is awesome that we can do this for the community,” said Tra’ Chambers, Owner, Express Dental Labs. “Traditionally, dentures are labor intensive to manufacture, but when using Stratasys technology, we can serve many more patients in a shorter amount of time. The dentures we print are highly accurate, matching the patient’s gum and tooth color, so the dentures look great and fit well. Also, because the entire denture is printed as one piece and does not require any manual intervention, once the digital design is created, if the patient loses their dentures, a replacement can be created overnight with the digital record we have on file.”

The high-precision prints fit perfectly and look natural, as tooth and gum colors can be matched exactly. The ability to quickly create replacements in the event of loss highlights the benefits of digital fabrication.

“It is truly gratifying to witness the positive impact that our technology, and the expertise of Express Dental Labs, has on the lives of those in need, restoring their confidence and enhancing quality of life with better looking and fitting dentures,” said Ronen Lebi, Vice President, Dental, Stratasys. “We anticipate continued growth in the adoption of technologies like TrueDent. It increases efficiency and reduces turnaround time for labs, while lowering the number of visits and overall chair time for patients.”

The collaboration between Stratasys and Express Dental Labs demonstrates the potential of 3D printing to revolutionize the dental restoration process by shortening manufacturing time and improving accuracy of fit and esthetic outcome. Ronen Lebi, Vice President Dental at Stratasys, emphasizes the growing importance of this technology for dental care. TrueDent technology, which enables simultaneous, multi-colored production of dental prostheses, marks a significant advance in dental technology that increases efficiency, shortens treatment times and ultimately improves patients’ quality of life.

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