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The Dental TechnicianHello to all readers of the magazine "the Dental Technician", in this article I would like to deepen the importance of being side by side by a large company such as DGSHAPE, synonymous with reliability and avant-garde in the dental sector. Working alongside this company allows us to stay abreast of modern technology, and always be supported in our daily digital laboratory difficulties. In my specific case I am affiliated with DGSHAPE Italy, which fortunately for me is one step away from the laboratory that I manage in Acquaviva Picena, Italy. The motivation for choosing the topic to be treated for this edition is my personal preference for the golden proportions, combined with functionality, in total reconstructions. These parameters are obtained through facial scans, photos and cephalometric plans.On cephalometric planning, fundamental for rehabilitations on implants such as AO4 / 6 / X, we will dedicate a complete article in the coming months, given the importance of the topic. This edition is completely oriented, on the importance of having a facial scanning software in our laboratory, in this case I am talking about the "SNAP DOF face scanner", marketed by DGSHAPE Italy. https://bit.ly/3ec7s5Y
DOF Face Scan
The DOF facial scan system uses an automatic repositioning principle, using points recognized by the software. As you can see in the image on the side, the identification plate is hooked to a fork, which acts as a support to take the patient's bite. Once the digital image of the bite has been created, it will be coupled to the previously acquired master model. This very simple step is the fundamental point of our treatment plan. The importance and precision of these acquisitions are indispensable for accurately determining the inclination of the upper jaw, providing the technician with the correct parameters for the development of rehabilitation. In this phase it is possible to acquire the patient's facial scan, and align our scans. In the case of a total rehabilitation on implants, it is possible to import the X-ray and align it to the sagittal plane of the facial scan, we may also be able to import DICOM files, to view the volumetric rendering of the facial bones.
Face Scanner SNAP
Dott. Alessandro Paolucci
Passed the step of the dental office and collected all the information, there is the control of the acquisitions in the design software, here we will find our models coupled to the facial scan, our radiography with perfectly aligned models. The peculiarity of working with this system is that of interacting on a single "Z" axis, which allows us to import all the acquisitions made in the various previous steps and always find them aligned on each other, whenever you want to open the project.
DGSHAPE Expert Matteo Neroni
Giving me the opportunity to present it to you readers, talking about it in a non-exhaustive way, in order to create in you that little interest and curiosity, which benefits the desire to grow and try new perspectives and working protocols, increasingly digital, in search of perfection.
Thank you Matteo Neroni from DGSHAPE Team!
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