Trainee dentists use replica teeth, or training blocks, to learn complex dental procedures. When compared to real teeth, these training blocks are often not realistic in shape, material or anatomy.
EndoReality approached Design Reality with a challenge of utilising our design process, our 3D modelling skills and rapid prototyping capability to design a more realistic training tooth, to bridge the gap between Endodontic training and performing procedures for real.
Teeth are complex, both in exterior form and internal structure. Working with EndoReality, we've been able to design and produce a family of anatomically correct Training Teeth which capture the detail and intricacies of real teeth.
Through use of MicroCT imaging data and studies of dental examples, we've been able to build detail and complexity into the design of Training Teeth.
Like real teeth, the Training Teeth feature tiny internal canals.
These canals are made visible through the transparent exterior shell, and are filled with pink material - this material is removed by the trainee during endodontic exercises, just as it would be in real procedures.
All teeth are different; recreating the unique nature of real teeth presented us with a challenge.
Our 3D modelling skills have allowed us to recreate different structures, shapes and geometries of real tooth anatomy, producing a set of realistic training teeth.
Research & development
Usability & human factors
Colour, material, finish