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Update: Spotlight School Success

Update: Spotlight School Success

SUCCESS! Since electing Liberty Elementary School as our Spotlight School, we have come to adore the Liberty family more and more each day.  T

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WATCH: Ms. Houck's TEACHER FEATURE

WATCH: Ms. Houck's TEACHER FEATURE

This week, we bring you a short video on a STEM'tastic educator! Scroll down to WATCH this educator doing what she does best - teachi

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Cool Vid: 3D Printing for K-12 Education

Cool Vid: 3D Printing for K-12 Education

Watching super cool EDUCATIONAL videos from across the web is one of our favorite pastimes! Join us in learning more about 3D printing in the clas

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'Tis the Season for STEM

'Tis the Season for STEM

'Tis the season for GINGERBREAD and working the delicious treat into your family - and CLASSROOM - fun. Last week, as students across the

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3D printing of molds, crowns and implants for dentists

By Staff Writter

3D printing of molds, crowns and implants for dentists

Technology

3D printing for dentists is an ideal technology simply because dentists are consistently in need of molds, crowns, bridges and implants.  When the dentist is looking at ways to cut down on the costs of dental work for the patient.  Patients often have to wait weeks to get molds produced by hand, but the dentist can now put images of the proper molds and crowns in a 3D printer to give the patient a proper crown, bridge or implant on the spot.

The beauty of 3D printing is that it can be done immediately after impressions or images can be produced.  While many patients have gone in for multiple checkups in order to get a crown or implant put in, the patient can now go in to get their impressions made, a hygienist can print the crowns or implants and the patient can have their procedure done on the same day.

Dentists can also print out the molds of their patient's teeth for the patient to keep or to take to a specialist.  While these molds sometimes took weeks to produce, the patient can walk out of the dentist's office with their molds in-hand.

Every dentist should contact us for information about 3D printers that will cut down the wait time for patients who need to have bridges, molds, crowns and implants produced.  These items can be made very quickly in a 3D printer so that the dentist can help as many patients as quickly as possible.  Everyone benefits when the 3D printer in the dentist's office produces fast and appropriate molds, crowns and implants.