Computers are becoming an integral part of dental education and dental practice. Rapid prototyping is a technique for the production of solid objects from computer models. The variety of rapid prototyping devices and materials that can be processed is increasing all the time. In this article, the authors present a discriminative learning device and associated exercises for developing visual recognition skills and examine the potential for the application of rapid prototyping to the operative dentistry curriculum. Other rapid prototyping technologies as applied in dentistry are also discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of dental education|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2004|
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