Are you confused by Digital Dentures? Are you a laboratory technician or dental clinician interested in getting into digital technology for full-arch removable restorations? Have you talked to sales reps for 3D printing companies and frustrated by how much it costs to get into printing in your own practice/lab?
This exciting course covers amazing technology and systems you, your assistants, and your laboratory needs to know about 3D printing and will answer your digital questions and address your digital concerns! We cover the basics all the way up to the advanced level methods of using intraoral and optical scanning techniques, clinical and laboratory workflows, 3D printing techniques, and multiple methods for making digital dentures. Also included is up to 23 hours of continuing education credits provided by UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
This course utilizes learning skills and educational content that is 10% projection slides and 90% video-based education. We emphasize simulated video-based techniques to demonstrate the use of scanners, printers, software, and clinical demonstration. You will be provided with files STL files of demonstrated cases for you to follow along.
To receive the best education possible, this course is broken down into 5 sections:
Section I: Fundamentals of 3D Dentistry & Optical Scanning
Covering the basics of digital dentistry, how to incorporate affordable intraoral scanning techniques and a review of multiple scanners available on the market.
Historical Overview of 3D Dentistry
A Review of Scanners on the Market
Accuracy of Scanners
Strategies for Implementing Intraoral Scanning into Clinical Practice
Clinical Examples Using Scanners
Section II: Getting Started with Digital Dentures
This section focuses on the fundamentals and background of digital denture technology and techniques, multiple methods of construction of digital dentures, software options, and the essentials of working with digital files for dentures from the clinical and laboratory perspective.
Differences Between Digital and Conventional Dentures
Software Choices for Digital Dentures Pros and Cons: Exocad, 3Shape, Blue Sky Bio, Dental Wings
Working with Pink GUM tissues and Stains & Glazes
Downloading and installing FREE Software for Use with Digital Dentures
Working with Laboratory Software to Receive Files from Doctors
Section III: 3D Printing and Digital Dentures
A comprehensive introduction and in-depth discussion on how 3D printing works and how it can be utilized for clinical and laboratory techniques.
Introduction and Background to 3D Printing
Tips & Tricks Working with 3D Printing Resins
Introduction to the Moonray 3D Printer
Reviewing Post-Processing Techniques
Introduction to the NextDent / 3D Systems 5100 3D Printer
Working with the 5100 3D Printer!
Section IV: Immediate Denture Workflows
This section is a great way to get started with digital dentures! We cover the basics of working with optical scanners to scan for immediate dentures, scanning strategies, and working with STL files. We then take a case and work it up in several different methods including: monolithic dentures with pink tissues, two-piece arch-form dentures, staining and glazing techniques, and how to finish cases for amazing results!
Clinical Techniques for Immediate Digital Dentures
Working with Optical Scans
Using Blue Sky Plan Software to Design Dentures
Working with Exocad to Design Monolithic Dentures
3Shape Applications for Making Arch-Form Dentures
Creating Post-Palatal Seals
Printing, Removing Supports, Cleaning Dentures
UV Curing Techniques
Gluing and Finishing Digital Immediate Dentures
Section V: Predictable 3D Printed Digital Dentures
Digital Dentures is a whole lot of fun!! This exciting section covers what you need to know to incorporate traditional and digital methods into a digital denture workflow. Using stone casts or intraoral scanning technology allows clinicians and laboratories to be able to easily bring together optical scans to create predictable digital dentures!
Traditional vs. Digital Denture Workflows
Laboratory Scanning Techniques
Working with MeshLab and exocad Software to Align Multiple Files
Predictable and Simple Two-piece Digital Dentures: Print Teeth in Arches in Tooth Colored Resins and Bases with Pink Resins!
UV Curing, Cleaning up Dentures, and Staining & Glazing
Gluing and Finishing Step-by-step Techniques