3D Printing Solutions for the Oral Surgeons: Surgical Guides

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Learning Objectives


Oral and maxillofacial surgeons were early adopters of cone-beam CBCT technology into their offices for wisdom teeth, dental implants, and jaw surgery. As surgeons continue to transition their practices to a digital platform, the next application has been in-office 3D printing. With the addition of intraoral or optical scanning of the dentition, it is now possible to use 3D printing for surgical guides for dental implants and jaw surgeries.

Due to the customization capabilities of newly available technologies and the ability to improve the accuracy of the surgery there is a huge potential for implementing 3D printing technology in oral surgery offices. The combination of CBCT technology, intraoral scanning and 3D printing has significantly elevated the rate of success and transformed the workflow of dental implant practices. Forward-thinking oral surgeons are harnessing the benefits of this technology by equipping their practices with a multipurpose 3D printer, which simultaneously provides the best outcome for their patients as well as versatility and cost and time savings.

The ability to transform patient data to fabricate in-office printed materials creates an end-to-end digital workflow that increase predictability, efficiency, and profitability for practicing surgeons. Participants will learn the workflow related to combining CBCT, intra-oral scanning, and in office 3D printing technologies to print guides/models. We will also expand on the future of this technology as it relates to temporary & transitional prostheses. We will review the necessary information regarding 3D printers and software for a variety of surgical applications with an emphasis on implantology. After attending this course an oral surgeon will have the necessary information to become totally independent of outside surgical guide vendors.


A DLP 3D printer will be available for real time printing. Instructor and the Straumann technical team will simulate design and manufacturing of a surgical guide. All the steps and functionality of the Straumann DLP 3D printer will be demonstrated. Seeing 3D printing production in real-time action will put all of the knowledge gained during lecture into perspective.


Dr. Hamid Shafie

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

The American Institute of Esthetic and Implant Dentistry
1426 21st St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Oral Surgeons (OMS)- digitally minded, or interested in learning more about 3D printers


CE credit:
7 Hours