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World J Clin Cases. Sep 6, 2019; 7(17): 2587-2596
Published online Sep 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i17.2587
Allogenic tooth transplantation using 3D printing: A case report and review of the literature
Hu-Di Xu, Richard J Miron, Xiao-Xin Zhang, Yu-Feng Zhang
Hu-Di Xu, The State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) and Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine Ministry of Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, Hubei Province, China
Richard J Miron, Department of Periodontology, College of Dental Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796, United States
Xiao-Xin Zhang, Yu-Feng Zhang, Department of Oral Implantology, School of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, Hubei Province, China
Author contributions: Zhang XX, Xu HD, and Zhang YF contributed to the case report design; Xu HD collected and provided the data; Xu HD and Miron RJ drafted the manuscript; Zhang XX was the principle author of the paper, had full access to all data, and is the guarantor; Zhang YF supervised the report and the publication process; all authors read and confirmed the final version of this article.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81600906, No. 81771050, and No. 81570954; the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province, No.2017CFA025; and the National Key R& D Program of China, No. 2018YFC1105300.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was received from the patient for the publication of the report and accompanying images. The patient read the submitted version of the report and confirmed its content.
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Corresponding author: Xiao-Xin Zhang, DDS, MD, PhD, Academic Research, Attending Doctor, Doctor, Surgeon, Teacher, Department of Oral Implantology, Wuhan University, 237 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, Hubei Province, China.
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Received: April 11, 2019
Peer-review started: April 12, 2019
First decision: May 31, 2019
Revised: June 25, 2019
Accepted: July 20, 2019
Article in press: July 20, 2019
Published online: September 6, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: The history of allogenic tooth transplantation can be traced back to the 16th century. Although there have been many successful cases, much needs to be better understood and researched prior to the technique being translated to everyday clinical practice. Our study is a pioneering case combining 3D printing with allogenic tooth transplantation, which could be able to minimize unnecessary bone loss and improve the implant stability. What’s more, a review of the previous relevant research and the potential future avenues of research related to the novel introduction of 3D printing for tooth transplantation cases was performed.