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Software, Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing System, Dental Prosthesis

Definition : Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) dental prosthesis system software designed to operate systems that obtain, process, and store digital dental topographic data and images (i.e., digital dental impressions) and send the data directly or through a network to milling units for automated manufacturing and/or repair of the required prostheses; the software may also control/monitor a limited number of the system functions. This software usually interacts with devices used in the procedure, such as the optical scanning system and milling/drilling machines; it may also perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the operation and analysis of the data obtained from the unit used to obtain the digital dental impression data. Computed dental CAD/CAM system software may be intended for the unit (e.g., digital scanner) that designs the dental impression, the dental milling machine, or both; the software is intended to work only with one or a few models of dental CAD/CAM systems and related devices usually supplied by the same manufacturer. Some system software may allow also the processing and/or sending data from the digitization system to and from hospital information systems. Dental image digitization system software is not usually available separately from the digitization system but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment; it is used in dentists' offices and/or dental laboratories.

Entry Terms : "Software, Dental Prosthesis Computer-Aided Mills" , "Dental Prostheses CAD/CAM System Software"

UMDC code : 27336

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