Beginning in February, A.T. Still Memorial Library held a 3-D printer contest for the Arizona and Missouri campuses. Criteria for model designs included use in healthcare or healthcare education, innovation, creativity, originality, influence on learning, and ability to meet intended learning objectives. A panel of faculty and staff on each campus judged the entries, and the top three winners on each campus were announced in May.
On the Arizona campus, first-place winners were Jon Seo, D4, and Garrett Seymore, D4, for “Safe Mandibular Surgery Model.” Second-place winners were Matthew Kahn, DDS, MS; Desiree Lovett, D4; and Kristina Rodriguez, D4, for “3-D Printing for Implant Surgical Guide.” The third-place winner was Jake Zellner, D3, for “3-D Human Skull for Dental Anesthetic Technique.”
First-place winners on the Missouri campus were Jeremy Houser, PhD; Baydon Hilton, OMS III; and Blake Stringham, OMS III, for “3-D Ophthalomotrope.” Dallyn Udall, OMS III, was the second-place winner for “3-D Sagittal Brain Sections,” and Jamie Carroll was the third-place winner for “3-D Preservative-free Eye Drop Container.”