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Intraoral Digital Scanner Expands Its Utility to Include Coral


Found in tropical oceans across the globe, coral has proved time-consuming for scientists to measure. As many coral reefs have suffered due to pollution and erosion, scientists are working diligently to ensure their survival, and simple methods for measuring their size would support these efforts. Enter the intraoral digital scanner. Research published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution shows that the intraoral digital scanner, a mainstay of dental offices, provides a quick, efficient, and effective method of surveying coral size and growth—reducing the time necessary for such a task by 99%. Click here to read more.

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