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Dental service welcomes 3D printer

The smiles of our mob are set to be transformed thanks to a new state-of-the-art 3D printer for our Dental service.

The Woolloongabba dental clinic recently purchased a Next Dent 3D printer which is set to revolutionise the way dentures are produced.

Speaking about the printer, Dental Services Manager Kristy Phillips praised the new technology and said the fast and efficient process improved patient flow through the clinic.

“The machine drastically cuts down the time spent on making dentures by hand,” Kristy said.

“It will provide better quality and higher precision for our patients and their dentures.

“In the long term the printer will also reduce overall operational costs.”

The 3D printer is a machine that creates 3 dimensional objects by using a resin material and is currently operated by Dental Technician Simon.

The machine will be used for printing special trays, full upper/lower and partial dentures and will eventually include teeth.

“It’s exciting for our clients as the printer increases productivity, allowing more clients to access our services,” she said.

“We’re already seeing an increase in accuracy with the precision technology and this is a win win for our patients resulting in extremely well-fitting dentures.”

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Simon using 3D printer
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