Special Issue "3D Printing in Dentistry"

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767). This special issue belongs to the section "Digital Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Gerald T. Grant
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Guest Editor
Interim Asst Dean for Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Interim Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, Professor of Prosthodontics, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and Associate Director, Additive Manufacturing Institute for Science and Technology, Speed Engineering School, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Interests: 3d printing; additive manufacturing, digital dentistry; printed medical models; medical devices, validation and quality control, complex dental reconstruction, maxillofacial prosthetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Collogues,

Advances in medical/dental imaging technologies and digital design software has resulted in the innovative use of 3d printing of surgical guides, medical models, educational phantoms, and patient specific devices. We continue to see advances in 3d printing technologies, the materials available, and better access to design software. In addition, there is a growing number of examples of 3D printing for use in both the medical and dental in the professional literature. There is no doubt that this technology has allowed for more patient specific devices in healthcare with more predictable results from reconstruction to quality of life.  However, there are still some questions about workflow and validation of the printed devices in best practices.  This special issue is dedicated to the use of digital imaging, digital design, and additive manufacturing of both medical and dental devices for customized patient care. We invite you to submit a manuscript for the forthcoming Special Issue “3D Printing for Patient Specific Healthcare” in the Dentistry Journal

Possible topics for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • Accuracy of 3D printed models
  • Materials for 3D printed dentures
  • Digital design for dental prosthesis
  • Subtractive vs Additive manufacturing in Dentistry
  • Design and fabrication workflow
  • Post- Processing of 3d printed prosthesis
  • Use of 3D printing for educational models
  • How to choose the best 3D printing technology
  • Quality control of 3D printed devices
  • 3D printed models for patient consent in Craniofacial surgery
  • 3D printed models in complex reconstructions

The editorial board invites authors to submit manuscripts with a current interest in basic or clinical contents.

Dr. Gerald T. Grant
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Dentistry Journal is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • additive manufacturing
  • digital design
  • optimization of design for AM
  • validation of 3D printed devices
  • surgical templates
  • accuracy
  • custom patient devices
  • surgical guides
  • dental education

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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