School of Dentistry


Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics

Digital Teeth

Digital Teeth

Officially called A Digital Environment for Learning Oral Anatomy - a Student Oriented Approach, this teaching aid takes Oral Anatomy from traditional teaching methods into a highly efficient digital environment, using a software program to allow students to rotate or manipulate 3-D models of individual, anatomically correct teeth. This project was initiated by Ms. Maria R. Pintado in response to the Oral Anatomy students' frustrations with visualizing three-dimensional teeth when working from two-dimensional drawings. Ms. Pintado has been digitizing natural teeth and incorporating them into a software program that is an outcome of the Virtual Dental Patient. All deciduous and permanent human teeth are completed. Once the final software additions and modifications are finalized, the software will be copied on CD/DVD disks for use by the students.

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