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Hegedus, T; Kreuter, P; Kismarczi-Antalffy, AA; Demeter, T; Banyai, D; Vegh, A; Geczi, Z; Hermann, P; Payer, M; Zsembery, A; Al-Hassiny, A; Mukaddam, K; Herber, V; Jakse, N; Vegh, D.
User Experience and Sustainability of 3D Printing in Dentistry.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022; 19(4): 1921 Doi: 10.3390/ijerph19041921 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Vegh Daniel Csaba
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Herber Valentin
Jakse Norbert
Mukaddam Khaled
Payer Michael

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BACKGROUND: 3D printing is a rapidly developing technology in the healthcare industry and in dentistry. Its application clearly shows that this area of digital dentistry has potential for everyday usage across all fields, including prosthodontics, orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery, and oral implantology. However, despite gaining ground, there is a lack of information about how specialists (dentists and dental technicians) use additive technology. Our research group aimed to investigate the impact of social media on additive manufacturing technology among dental specialists and their everyday usage of 3D printing. METHODS: This paper investigated specialists' everyday usage of 3D printers via an online survey (Google Forms). The survey questions aimed to discover the number of 3D printers used, the accessibility of the devices, the annual cost, and the design programs. Since specialists tend to build online communities on social media, we circulated our study questionnaire using our profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram platforms during our research. RESULTS: A total of 120 responses were received from 20 countries, with the most significant numbers being from Hungary 23.7% (n = 27), the United States 18.4% (n = 21), and the United Kingdom 7.9% (n = 9). Most of the participants were dentists (n = 68) or dental technicians (n = 29), but some CAD/CAM specialists (n = 23) also completed our survey. The participants had an average of 3.8 years (±0.7) of experience in the 3D printing field, and owned a total of 405 printing devices (3.6 on average/person). CONCLUSIONS: The impact of social media on this research field is growing increasingly. Hence, we support specialists in joining virtual communities on professional platforms. This article intended to provide a practical overview, feedback, and direction for dentists interested in 3D printing technology. From our survey, we can conclude that additive technology is broadening dental applications and the services that we can provide for our patients.
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Computer-Aided Design - administration & dosage
Health Care Surveys - administration & dosage
Humans - administration & dosage
Printing, Three-Dimensional - administration & dosage
Prosthodontics - administration & dosage
Social Media - administration & dosage
Surgery, Oral - administration & dosage

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3D printing
social media
additive manufacturing
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