15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: None

Aims/Description: Digital and advanced manufacturing technologies are now having a significant impact on clinical dentistry, so much so that the ongoing changes could now be considered revolutionary. There is therefore a need to educate dentists and dental technologists in subjects related to this rapidly evolving field, starting with the underpinning basic science and engineering concepts, and then examining their practical application in ways that include intra-oral scanning and advanced manufacturing techniques. This module will provide the student with both (i) insight into the existing 3D scanning and manufacturing technologies used in general healthcare applications, highlighting both traditional and innovative methodologies, and (ii) in-depth knowledge and understanding related to 3D scanning and manufacturing in dentistry.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and the Faculty of Engineering

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Presentation

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