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J Korean Acad Prosthodont. 2018 Jul;56(3):188-198. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.4047/jkap.2018.56.3.188
Song ES , Kim B , Lim YJ , Lee JJ .
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. jazzyguts@gmail.com
Dental Life Science Research Institute & Clinical Translational Research Center for Dental Science, Seoul National University Dental Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Abstract

Purpose

Recently, according to the development of digital technology, computer aided design/computer aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) system is widely used for fabrication of various dental prostheses in the field of dentistry. This study aims to survey the present state and awareness of CAD/CAM system on domestic dental field, and to supply the advice for the application of the new system.

Materials and methods

In this questionnaire survey was conducted for a total of 298 dentists, dental hygienist and dental technicians of the whole country including the dental hospital of Seoul National University for two months from November to December, 2016 through mail.

Results

The most important purpose to consider when purchasing a dental CAD/CAM milling machine were the performance of the milling machine (64.43%) and the use of milling machine was the highest with 49.33% of manufacturing for dental prosthesis and customized implant abutment. In addition, more than 60% of respondents answered positively about the purchase of new milling machine if the CAD/CAM milling machine was improved to satisfactory performance.

Conclusion

This survey results show that the improved CAD/CAM milling machine would be play an important role in the dental industry in preparation for digitization and the 4th industrial revolution.

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