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University of Oklahoma dental school opens new digital lab

August 28, 2018
Photo of 3D digital lab
Digital: The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry announced Aug. 23 it opened the doors to its 3D Solutions @ OU Dentistry, a digital lab that provides workflows and technology services to the Health Sciences Center campus. These services include virtual designs and planning, scanning, 3D printing and computer-controlled milling.
 Photo of 3D crowns and dentures
3D: Residents and graduate students at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry on the Health Sciences Center campus have access to the lab. The lab is able to make  3D prints, including dental crowns, splints and dentures, in about 45-60 minutes, depending on size. According to the dental school, the college would like to incorporate the use of the machines permanently into the curriculum, creating digital dental technology courses where students would be trained extensively to use all types of dental technology.