Volume 20, Issue 2 (9 2007)                   jdm 2007, 20(2): 163-167 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and Aim: Designing removable partial dentures is one of the most important phases of prosthetic treatments. Computer can be used to facilitate and increase accuracy of removable partial denture design. The aim of this study was to develop a software for removable partial denture design.

Materials and Methods: A questionnaire (discussed in part I) and major textbooks, were used to determine the design rules.  The software (RPD Graph) was developed using Visual C++ and Maryam program. The RPD Graph can determine the classification of partial edentulous arch. With defining the missing teeth and providing data about prognosis and conditions of abutment teeth, the removable partial design will be developed by RPD Graph. This software is a knowledge-based system which has specific characteristics. It can be used as an educational tool for teaching RPD design and as a clinical tool for supporting clinician's decision. In addition it can be developed to more complete softwares.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: general
Received: 2004/04/7 | Accepted: 2006/12/30 | Published: 2013/08/19