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Annual Session 2022

AS22B83 - Direct Print Aligners: Disruptive Technology

May 23, 2022 1:45pm ‐ May 23, 2022 2:15pm

Credits: None available.


With the advancement of material science and 3D printing technology, direct printing of clear aligners is now possible without printing models and thermoforming processes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the mechanical properties and shape memory effect of direct print aligner materials.
  • Identify the digital workflow of treatment planning, aligner shell creating, and post-processing procedures.
  • Comprehend the advantages of 3D printed aligners in comparison to the thermoformed aligners.



  • Ki Beom Kim, DDS, MSD, PhD : Grants/Research Support: uLab Systems


Credits: None available.

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Feras Yousef
7/5/22 1:47 pm

great lecture.... new technology