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Acta Odontol Scand. 2018 Oct;76(7):497-503. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2018.1441437. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Augmented reality in dentistry: a current perspective.

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1
a Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry , Seoul National University and Dental Research Institute , Seoul , Korea.
2
b Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, School of Dentistry , Seoul National University and Dental Research Institute , Seoul , Korea.

Abstract

Augmentation reality technology offers virtual information in addition to that of the real environment and thus opens new possibilities in various fields. The medical applications of augmentation reality are generally concentrated on surgery types, including neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery and plastic surgery. Augmentation reality technology is also widely used in medical education and training. In dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery is the primary area of use, where dental implant placement and orthognathic surgery are the most frequent applications. Recent technological advancements are enabling new applications of restorative dentistry, orthodontics and endodontics. This review briefly summarizes the history, definitions, features, and components of augmented reality technology and discusses its applications and future perspectives in dentistry.

KEYWORDS:

Augmented reality; image-guided surgery; virtual reality

PMID:
29465283
DOI:
10.1080/00016357.2018.1441437
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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