Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
W.M. Keck Science Department
© 2014 Holly Chang Hayden
A limiting factor in the digitization of dental devices is the availability of materials suitable for use in both dentistry and the new digital technologies. As a rapidly growing industry, three-dimensional printing (3DP) has the potential to disrupt traditional manufacturing and prototyping methods. A review of both restorative materials and the current 3DP materials has lead to a focus on fiber- reinforced composites in the exploration for a new 3DP material. In addition, another area worth exploring and investing in would be 3D bioprinting as it opens up the possibility of regenerative dentistry.
Hayden, Holly Chang, "Exploration of Materials Used in 3-Dimensional Printing for the Dental Industry" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 577.