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The International Journal of Prosthodontics



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Int J Prosthodont 32 (2019), No. 1     28. Jan. 2019
Int J Prosthodont 32 (2019), No. 1  (28.01.2019)

Page 97-100, doi:10.11607/ijp.5975, PubMed:30677120

Surgical Template Fabrication Using Cost-Effective 3D Printers
Koch, George K. / James, Bonface / Gallucci, German O. / Hamilton, Adam
Purpose: This in vitro study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of surgical templates fabricated using three different 3D printing technologies.
Materials and Methods: Ten identical surgical templates were printed using four 3D printers (two of an identical make and model). Each of the surgical templates was scanned by a reference scanner and then imported into the inspection software. Inspection software utilized a best-fit alignment to automatically calculate the 3D variation at all points.
Results: Statistically significant differences were found among the three groups (χ2[2] = 12.880, P = .0016). Mean 3D deviation was also significantly different between the two printers of an identical make and model (χ2[1] = 8.251, P = .0041).
Conclusion: All of the tested printers had a high level of accuracy in the fabrication of surgical templates, which would justify the trial of cost-effective printers for clinical fabrication of surgical implant templates.