Date: December 2016.
Abstract: Converting the patient’s clinical information into the virtual world is a prerequisite for the
computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) of dental restorations. This
article describes a modified facebow which facilitates the radiation-free registration of the maxillary
teeth to a 3-dimensional face image for transfer to a virtual articulator. This facebow can be easily
fabricated with minimal materials and adjusted to fit different patients; its error in tooth registration
was demonstrated to be less than 1 mm.
Article: DENTAL TECHNIQUE: A 2-part facebow for CAD-CAM dentistry.
Authors: Walter Y. H. Lam, BDS, MDS (Pros), AdvDipProsth, Richard T. C. Hsung, BEng, PhD, Winnie W. S. Choi, BDS, MDS (OMFS), AdvDipOMS, Henry W. K. Luk, MPhil, PhD, and Edmond H. N. Pow, BDS, MDS (Pros Dent), PhD. Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.