EdTech Incubator News

Digital Dentistry Through 3D Printing

The College of Dentistry here at OSU has once again collaborated with the ETI’s 3D Printing Lab for its “Operative Dentistry 4” course. The ETI was able to further assist Dr. Leo Nassani and his 120 students with the process and design of dental onlays which is essentially a cap that helps restore the structure of teeth after damage. 

Students start by designing the onlays in their dentistry lab and then transition to the ETI computer lab and utilize our software to convert their designs into files suitable for the 3D printers. This approach offers a faster alternative to the traditional method of taking molds in the dental office.

student using 3D printer while others watch

Students also had instructional time in the ETI’s Tech-Equipped Classroom where they discussed how to evaluate integrity and reliability of scientific literature also known as “critical appraisal”.

This course used 3 zones here at the ETI which is the most extensive integration to date, and we are in the process of discussing future collaborations with Dr. Nassani. If you would like to schedule time in the ETI please Contact us!

3D Printed Models Enhance HRS Sonography Instruction

A new approach to ultrasound education has emerged through a recent collaboration between the ETI and Jodi L. Eshleman, sonography program director and instructor at The Ohio State University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Eshleman teaches undergraduate students how to perform ultrasounds on a simulator, including obstetric ultrasounds.

“I saw that many of [the students] were struggling when it came to determining the fetus’ position and situs,” says Eshleman. “I felt like a visual aid would further help them understand.”

Eshleman had recently heard about the 3D printing lab in the ETI but didn’t know much about what it could offer. She reached out with her idea and the ETI team helped her create and print 3D printed fetal models in the ETI’s 3D printing lab.

3D printed fetal models

Eshleman’s students now take their fetal models to clinicals to help them better understand an ultrasound as it is happening. “Overall, the process from start to finish with the ETI team was fantastic,” says Eshleman. “I hope to use them again in the near future.”

Have an idea for how the ETI can partner with you to spark positive impacts in your teaching and learning? Contact us and let us know!

Now Hiring: EdTech Incubator Coordinator

Are you interested in emerging technology and passionate about problem-solving? The EdTech Incubator (ETI) at The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library is looking for an ETI Coordinator!

This role will involve helping students and faculty with:

  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
  • 3D Printing
  • Video Development
  • And more!

Read the full job description and apply today at this link: go.osu.edu/eti-coordinator

We are hiring! ETI Coordinator - Apply for immediate consideration at go.osu.edu/ETI-Coordinator
We are hiring! ETI Coordinator - Apply for immediate consideration at go.osu.edu/ETI-Coordinator


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