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Volume 29 , Issue 1
January/February 2016

Pages 35–37

Digitizing the Facebow: A Clinician/Technician Communication Tool

Les Kalman, BSc (Hon), DDS/Julia Chrapka, BSc (Hon)/Yasmin Joseph

PMID: 26757326
DOI: 10.11607/ijp.4748

Communication between the clinician and the technician has been an ongoing problem in dentistry. To improve the issue, a dental software application has been developed—the Virtual Facebow App. It is an alternative to the traditional analog facebow, used to orient the maxillary cast in mounting. Comparison data of the two methods indicated that the digitized virtual facebow provided increased efficiency in mounting, increased accuracy in occlusion, and lower cost. Occlusal accuracy, lab time, and total time were statistically significant (P < .05). The virtual facebow provides a novel alternative for cast mounting and another tool for clinician-technician communication.

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