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Odontoma – Basic third dimensional histopathology model using 3D animation software and clay model

 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, D.Y. Patil University, School of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sandhya Tamgadge,
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, D.Y. Patil University, School of Sentistry, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 400 706, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jmau.jmau_37_22

Background: Oral lesions of the jaw has been well explained in the literature through high-quality 2D clinical, radiographic, and histopathological images. But the clinicians and most of the times students too, don't understand the histopathological aspect through the description of text and existing 2D images. This article is preliminary attempt to explain the key events of histopathological aspects of odontoma in third dimension and clay models in a life-like manner which author herself has designed, for better understanding not only by oral and general pathologists, and students but also by patients, which is the unique feature of this short manuscript. Aim: To create 3D animation video and images of odontoma using various 3D animation softwares and clay models. Methodology: Preliminary 3D images and videos on histopathological aspect of odontoma were designed by using 3Dmax (Autodesk Media and Entertainment) and Adobe premiere pro 5.5 software which is a video editing software (Adobe Systems). Additionally models were prepared using kids' colourful clay material. Observation: The clay model and 3D animation videos gave life like picture of a disease. Conclusion: 3D animation and clay models to explain histopathology has promising future for histology and histopathology.

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