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Sakthidharan Aswin Prasad, Kharidi Laxman Vandana
Citation Information : Prasad SA, Vandana KL. Three-dimensional Printing of “VANPERIO” Model: A Novel Approach in Periodontics. CODS J Dent 2019; 11 (1):7-10.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 11-01-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).
Background: In the field of medicine and dentistry, cadavers and skeletons were the study models for students for the past decades; and in the gradually advancing and transforming world, the role of cadavers and skeletons is almost replaced by synthetic mannequins and three-dimensional (3D) models. Aims and objectives: Implementing the novel idea of 3D printing in the field of periodontics, we created a 3D-0 printed model of lower jaw, which illustrates simple to complex concepts and methods. This will help teachers and clinicians in explaining and demonstrating to the students as well as patients, which in turn will help students in understanding the concepts in a better way and create better patient awareness. Materials and methods: The 3D printing of the “VANPERIO” model which was custom-built by 3D data with the help of a software and a 3D printer using the desired material used to demonstrate various presurgical, surgical, and postsurgical clinical issues. Review results: The utility of 3D model in demonstration of oral hygiene methods, periodontal osseous defects, and its management may prove to be a promising option due to its resemblance to natural anatomy and ease of use, compared with the existing models like plaster and stone models/casts. Conclusion: The model, a combination of traditional and modern approach, is a promising novel technique useful in academic and clinical field to create awareness among patients and better understanding for the students than the traditional methods available. The benefits availed from the model will prove to overweigh its cost. Clinical significance: The use in academic and clinical field to create awareness among patients and better understanding for the students by demonstration of various procedures.