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I’M A PORTUGUESE DENTIST and recent graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry advanced education program in prosthodontics. I’m also a volunteer researcher at the NYU Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics. Recently, our team published a scientific paper in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry describing a digital workflow and fabrication process of a dental ceramic restoration that replicates not only the external layer of the tooth to be replaced (the enamel) but also its natural inner morphology (dentine). You can find the paper at

To our knowledge, this represents the first ceramic restoration that replicates both the enamel and dentin natural morphologies of the tooth it was made to replace. We believe this technique may boost future research as well as improve digital manufacturing protocols, as it allows for the production of highly customized esthetic dental restorations. —João Pedro Malta Barbosa

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