Getting Perfect Appliances Every Time: What Every Orthodontic Staff Member Should Understand about Models, Prescription Sheets and Laboratories
A solid working relationship between your office and the laboratory is vital to ensure a successful transaction and accurate appliance design and fit. There are three major factors involved having a smooth and successful transaction. First, a quality impression or working model is needed, second, a completed and clear prescription sheet, and finally, there should be a concise line of communication between the doctor, staff and the laboratory. We will review impression taking, identifying distorted models, understanding the prescription sheet and the many appliance designs and variations. Also, we will review some of the new 3-D scanning technologies that are changing the way practices and laboratories communicate. By the end of this course, you will have a much better understanding of what happens in the laboratory. With the tools and recommendations reviewed, you will improve your laboratory communications and as a result, your practice will run much more efficiently. This is a course you definitely dont want to miss.
3-D scanning innovations that are impacting orthodontics
Identifying model distortions
Understanding the prescription sheet, appliance designs and variations on those designs