In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in applying Augmented Reality (AR) in diverse medical applications. Augmented Reality technology is regarded as combination of virtual information in addition to real-world information which opens wide possibilities in various medical activities like Surgery, Education, Consultancy and even basic diagnosis. Augmented Reality is utilized in various medical surgeries like Laparoscopic Surgery, Brain Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Heart Surgery etc. Surgeons are even making use of Medical Augmented Reality to increase the vision power to undertaken medical procedures which is regarded as high-end advancement over conventional surgical methods. In Dentistry, Augmented Reality is increasing its roots by providing applications and AR/VR based equipment’s for oral and maxillofacial surgery, dental implant, Orthognathic surgery and even other clinical applications. The objective of this chapter is to summarize basic history, definition, features of Augmented Relaity and highlight various AR technologies contributing towards betterment in dentistry.
Keywords: Augmented Reality, Dentistry, AR Technologies, Image-Guided Surgery, AR Dental Simulators, AR Dental Apps.
Augmented Reality (AR) [1, 2] is a strong variation of Virtual Reality ...