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2018 Annual Session Conference

Going ‘Plasterless’: 3D Printing for the Orthodontic Office

‐ May 7, 2018 9:00am

Orthodontics is rapidly becoming completely digital, that means our offices are transitioning away from paper charts, physical radiographic film as well as the use of alginate and plaster. This lecture will describe the workflow required to eliminate the everyday use of alginate and plaster through intraoral scanning and 3D printing. We will describe the how to use 3D printing to create same day retainers, study models, in office clear aligners and transfer trays for indirect bracket delivery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the workflow associated with 3D printing in the orthodontic office.
  • Explain the workflow associated with using 3D printing to create study models, Essix type retainers, in office clear aligners, indirect delivery trays and custom pontics.
  • Recognize to differences between 3D printers and technology employ.


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