The objective of the present study was to discover if dimensional measurements of the ear could be determined with a laser scanning technique and whether or not the location of landmarks of the ear could be reliably measured with respect to those on the midline of the face. Computer-generated images were created from laser scans of 20 subjects. Dimensional… (More)
Laser scanning techniques are used to plan the construction of prosthetic ears as dimensional measurements between anthropometric points can be accurately measured on a screen image. The aim of this study was to determine if these techniques could be used to assess the position of ears on the face. Computer-generated images were created from laser scans of… (More)
The desire to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases has led to an increasing interest in the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs), whether all electric or plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). New Zealand is ideally suited for the uptake of EVs since most of the electricity generation is from renewable resources. The… (More)
A simple laboratory-made acrylic resin guide offers rapid location of angulated abutments after the healing abutments are removed. An impression recording the relation of the implants to the dental arch enables the choice of abutments to be made in the laboratory. The precise position and angulation of each abutment can be transferred to the mouth.