DENTAL FILLINGS HEAL TEETH WITH STEM CELLS

The scientists are now hoping to develop the technique with industry partners in order to make it available for dental patients as an alternative to traditional fillings. Kyle Vining, a fellow at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, said: “We are excited about the promise of therapeutic biomaterials for bringing regenerative medicine to restorative dentistry.”…

Fillings that heal your teeth – How regenerative medicine could change your visit to the dentist

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have developed therapeutic synthetic, light-curable, biomaterials for dental treatments that support native dental stem cells inside teeth to repair and regenerate dentin.   The approach could significantly impact millions of dental patients each year by dental fillings that help heal teeth when…

[Video] Ultra realistic Dental Training Android Robot Showa Hanako 2

Tokyo’s Showa University has unveiled its latest robotic dental patient. The University engaged robotics company Tmsuk to manufacture the realistic bot which is designed to simulate a number of typical patient gestures and responses, allowing dental students to experience what it’s like to work with a real patient. Showa Hanako 2 is said to be…

[Video]: 3D-printing dentists are recreating entire jaws

3D-printing has been used for basic dental procedures for years – and the technology is now advanced enough to reconstruct entire jaws. “We used to use the lost wax technique which has been around 5,000 years,” Andrew Dawood, a dentist with Dawood and Tanner, told the audience at WIRED Health. But 3D-printing has allowed him…

Robot surgeon outperforms human colleagues doing same procedure

It’s another victory for the machines: a robotic surgical system outperformed humans and robot-assisted human operators in a soft-tissue procedure, bringing us that much closer to automated medical care (and the robocalypse). The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) was designed at the Children’s National Medical Center as an attempt to bring automation to soft-tissue surgery,…

Robotic surgery just got more autonomous

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. Much like engineers are designing self-driving cars, Wednesday’s research is part of a move toward autonomous surgical robots, removing the surgeon’s…

Dentists Are Now Capable Of Using 3d Printers To Reconstruct Entire Jaws

“Josh had a life threatening cancer behind his eye, he received fantastic treatment at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Royal London Hospital from surgeons Dr David Verity and Professor Iain Hutchison. I was required to be part of the reconstruction process using dental implants, we used both 3D printing and digital milling technology to make…

[Video] Robot Dental Patient

A Technological Breakthrough Opening a New Era in Dental Simulation Training Robot Hanako, the Japanese dental patient simulator. A clinically more realistic training with this robot cultivates students’ medical accident avoidance capability and communication competency with patients. Hanako behaves, in many ways, like a human patient, and she still lets dentists practice “real-life” procedures on…

Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings

THE GIST – A new gel could soon eliminate painful fillings and root canals. – The technology doesn’t prevent cavities; it heals teeth by regenerating them. – Although this is good news for teeth, the research could also be applied to heal bones and other tissues in the body. Dentists could soon hang up their…

DENTAROID: A Technological Breakthrough Opening a New Era in Dental Simulation Training

obotA clinically more realistic training with this robot cultivates students’ medical accident avoidance capability and communication competency with patients. FEATURES: 1. Conversation capability and humanlike texture The robot knows over 20 patterns of automatic dialogues, thus allowing communication just like with an actual patient. Also, its skin texture is very close to real human skin,…

Stratasys Unveils Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage 3d Printer

Have you been involved with 3D printing in a dental practice? It used to be that making sweeping technological changes in smaller dental and orthodontics offices just wasn’t realistic or affordable. Innovative companies like Stratasys are revolutionizing and streamlining dental and orthodontics practices though, allowing them to go digital, and integrating 3D scanning, design, and…

New Nasal Spray Could Replace Dental Injections

A new nasal spray is being developed by scientists at the University at Buffalo and it might eventually mean an end to injections. Trials have found the nasal spray to be just as, or possibly more effective than using a standard anaesthetic. This is good news for fearful patients who may have resisted going to…