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3D Printing to Benefit the Dental Health of Walruses

October 29, 2020
by Yahoo! finance

A collaboration between the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), the Aquarium du Québec and Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Three-dimensional printing is opening up new possibilities, and animals are benefiting from this, as demonstrated by a procedure performed on a walrus from the Aquarium du Québec. Thanks to this technology, a four-year-old female walrus weighing over 400 kg was able to receive a protective crown in less than five minutes, and without the need for anesthesia. The procedure was made possible by the expertise of Vladimir Brailovski, a research professor in mechanical engineering at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS); Dr. Claire Grosset, a professor of zoological medicine at Université de Montréal and a veterinary at the Aquarium du Québec; and Dr. Yvan Dumais, a clinician and teacher in veterinary dentistry at Université de Montréal.

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