SCIENTIFIC PRACTICAL PROJECT FOR CREATION OF DIGITAL CATALOGUE OF DENTOALVEOLAR ABNORMALITIES AND ELECTRONIC DATABASE OF JAW MODELS
Under modern conditions the digital format for preservation and processing of information acquires the special importance in scientific researches and educational process. Since beginning of 2018, at the initiative of head at department of propedeutics of orthopedic dentistry and orthodontics professor Flis P.S. and director in Dental Medical Center of O.O. Bogomolets NMU professor Kopchak A.V., on the base of laboratory of computer modeling and digital dentistry, they launched the scientific practical project for establishment of digital catalogue of dentoalveolar abnormalities and deformations, as well as database of computer models for jaws through digitization of patients’ plaster models from Dental Medical Center by 3D-scanning method.
The available bank for existing natural plaster models, accumulated for many year of DMC’s work is the unique source of clinical experience and scientific information. These models are digitalized using the modern laboratory 3D-scanner Medit Identica Light, purchased by University Administration for the needs of DMC. The models are scanned, associated in occlusion and kept in digital form. The employees of laboratory digital dentistry (Chornohorskyi D.M., Etnis L.O.), employees at department of orthodontics and propedeutics of orthopedic dentistry (Tsyzh A.V., Ivanova K.V.) and department of orthodontics (Shpak D.Yu., Nazaryna L.O.) are involved into work.
At present moment 70 models are digitalized, and their expected number in digital database is more than 1,000. The implementation of project will allow establishing the electronic catalogue, which will help students and young scientists that study the orthodontics, at any time to learn the real examples of different dentoalveolar abnormalities and deformations in online mode and will enable receiving the spatial concept about them, on their own to perform the necessary anthropometric measures using the corresponding software. If needed, it is possible to make the necessary amount of identical duplicates of models by printing method on 3D-printer as visual materials for educational process.
The leading university dental clinics in the world possess such databases and actively use them in scientific work and multicenter researches. While developing the protocol for receipt, processing and storage of orthodontic models, the employees of DMC used the experience of San Paulo University (Brazil) as to establishment of similar database, with which the employees of NMU started learning during probation in Brazil within agreement about interuniversity cooperation.
Dental Medical Center
Laboratory of Computer Modeling and Digital Dentistry