Where Beautiful Smiles Begin
What We Do
Affordable. Convenient. Durable.
How It Started
It started off as our Student Internship Programme (SIP) and a project under SUTD Design Odyssey 2.0 Programme.
Our aim is to allow everyone to be able to enjoy their food without any problems.
Due to an increasing ageing population, there is a high demand for dental operations in Singapore . Currently, 30% of Singaporeans aged 60 and older have several dental issues which include being edentulous, also known as having missing teeth.
Depending upon the severity of the dental condition and the complexity of the dentures, patients would only receive their dentures 1 month after their first consultation.
Within this 1 month, patients are unable to have proper meals and their speech will be impaired. Furthermore, patients would require several days or weeks to become accustomed to their dentures after receiving them.
Our HMW Statement
How might we aim to hasten the production of full dentures?
The conventional method takes up to 30 days
Our process takes 2-3 days
3D printing of dentures
Usage of 3D Printer
In our design, we will be using 3D printing technology using Eden260V 3D printer to print out the full denture. The 3D printer can print a high quality denture in just 9 hours. This reduces the waiting time for patients to receive their dentures as well as the number of visits to get the dentures produced.
With this technology, dentures can be produced within a few days instead of a month!
Software used in Digital Dentistry
EXOCAD is a software that consists of various features such as scanners, CAM integration, additive manufacturing and library integration. EXOCAD has a myriad of functions which include:
Occupation: Retired teacher
Problems Encountered: Troublesome maintenance, embarrassed without dentures, waiting time too long
Goals: Clear speech, upright jaw, appearance looks good
Problems Encountered: Unable to enjoy hard foods, food enters gaps between dentures & gum, troublesome to handle
Goals: Raise self-esteem, enjoy meals
Problems Encountered: Too lazy to take extra care of dentures, have to adjust dentures frequently
Goals: Make dentures less troublesome for users
We are a team of students from Temasek Polytechnic from the Diploma in Biomedical Engineering. We are currently participants of SUTD Design Odyssey 2.0 Programme.
Ka Hui Yi
Hui Yi finds that applying engineering techniques to the human body is a fascinating and rewarding endeavour. She specialises as a researcher and looks forward to learning new things every day.
Insyirah aims to help improve people's lives through innovation and hard work. She plans to continue further studies in the Biomedical field. Her specialization is in the clinical field.
Chua Xin Yi
Xin Yi aims to gather more experience and skills through this project. Using her exceptional hands-on electronic skills, she aims to come up with ideas that can help the people around her.