What Matters When enabling Your Dental Practice with 3D Printing and 3D Scanning
Dental practice owners may feel overwhelmed with all of the decisions that need to be made on a daily basis, from Human resources issues to equipment purchases. As social media becomes more prevalent, patients are more informed which means a dental office must also maintain relevance. This means advancing their technological capabilities for increased patient communication and decreased chair time.
One of the most confusing and important purchases a dentist will make this year will be to become a digital dental practice or maintain their conventional workflows. This could include an Intraoral scanner, 3D printer, chairside mill, 3D face scanner or Digital CBCT.
3DHEALS Influencer Interviews:
Tyler will be speaking at our upcoming 3DHEALS Toronto event.
What do you think is (are) the biggest challenge(s) in 3D Printing/bio-printing? What do you think the potential solution(s) is (are)?
“Materials. The ability to print different materials that have different properties into a single functional product is a huge challenge that needs to be solved. Formulating those materials into printable inks is another huge problem that takes years of experience to get good at for conventional printing and 3D printer inks add another dimension of complexity. Likely some advanced research tool that couples machine learning and artificial intelligence to speed up that process is part of the solution.”
Steve will be speaking at our upcoming 3DHEALS Toronto event.
What inspired you to start your journey in bioprinting?
“It was almost like a religious call. After discovering the possibilities and the potential, I couldn’t think of much else for months until I got my first professional printer and started Objex Unlimited. I am so lucky that my job is my hobby – do what you love and you never work a day in your life!”
3DHEALS Community Manager Spotlight: Dublin, Ireland
Michael Joyce received his undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. From there, he took a position at Stratasys as a Technical Specialist where he refined his 3D printing skills through a variety of printing applications. After leaving Stratasys to pursue a Masters degree in Stem Cell Biology at the University of Minnesota. Michael focused his research on vascularization of bioprinted constructs in Dr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari’s bioprinting laboratory. He then began his PhD at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland under Dr. Fergal O’Brien’s supervision. Currently, he works with gene activated scaffolds for repair of large osteochondral defects.