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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 29 (2016), No. 1     12. Jan. 2016
Int J Prosthodont 29 (2016), No. 1  (12.01.2016)

Page 35-37, doi:10.11607/ijp.4748, PubMed:26757326


Digitizing the Facebow: A Clinician/Technician Communication Tool
Kalman, Les / Chrapka, Julia / Joseph, Yasmin
Communication between the clinician and the technician has been an ongoing problem in dentistry. To improve the issue, a dental software application has been developed-the Virtual Facebow App. It is an alternative to the traditional analog facebow, used to orient the maxillary cast in mounting. Comparison data of the two methods indicated that the digitized virtual facebow provided increased efficiency in mounting, increased accuracy in occlusion, and lower cost. Occlusal accuracy, lab time, and total time were statistically significant (P < .05). The virtual facebow provides a novel alternative for cast mounting and another tool for clinician-technician communication.