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Transformation of digital dentistry and the need of introducing education in dental hygiene

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2022, 22(6), pp.467-475
  • DOI : 10.13065/jksdh.20220053
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry
  • Received : September 26, 2022
  • Accepted : November 18, 2022
  • Published : December 30, 2022

Hye-Bin Go 1 Young-Joo Seo 2 Won Bok Yeon 3 Sanghwan Oh ORD ID 4

1연세대학교 치과대학 치과생체재료공학교실 및 연구소
2건양대학교 대학원 의과학과
3대전보건대학교 치위생과
4건양대학교 치위생학과

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study aimed to understand the definitions, types, and principles of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and scanners due to the introduction of digital workflows. Methods: This study was based on information from the government’s law and articles published in academic journals. Results: CAD/CAM is a technology that measures the shape three-dimensionally, saves it as data, designs it into the desired shape, and processes the product. Scanners, which are classified as intraoral and extraoral scanners, measure teeth and the intraoral environment three-dimensionally and convert them into three-dimensional (3D). A 3D printer is a machine that creates a 3D object by layering materials based on a 3D drawing. It can be classified into four types according to the method: extrusion, powder bonding, lamination, and photopolymerization methods. The most used 3D printer methods in dentistry are stereolithograhpy and digital light processing, and they are widely used in prosthetic, surgical, and orthodontic fields. Conclusions: As the dental system is digitized, it is expected that the government will classify the dental hygienist scope of work and the universities will reflect the curriculum; it is necessary to develop excellent dental hygienists, diversify the educational pathways, and establish policies to meet the needs of the increasing number of patients.

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