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Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences

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Study of dental specialists awareness of additive manufacturing in dental practice.

Introduction: Additive manufacturing is an innovative technology, a revolution in medical industry. Constructions made of various chemical materials; resins, polymers, metals etc. can be manufactured by 3D printing in dental practice. Purpose: A study of the awareness of dental specialists on additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) and its application in dental practice. Conclusion: The majority of participants in the study are informed of the application of additive manufacturing in dental practice. Age is a significant factor for awareness-participants aged up to 40 years old are significantly more informed of the potential of 3D printing in comparison with their older colleagues (p=0.01, χ2=110.156).

Author(s): Dobromira Shopova, Anna Mihaylova, Penka Petleshkova, Desislava Bakova

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