Practical Applications of In-Office 3d Printing in Dentistry
About this Seminar
Advancements in 3D printing technology has lowered the cost and complexity for use in dentistry. 3D printers are now available for a wide variety of dental applications. Applications such as in office printing of temporary crowns, surgical guides, bite splints, clear aligners, dentures, digital waxups and models will be explored. Clinical workflows, equipment and necessary software to produce dental appliances will be discussed with an emphasis on improving the efficiency and lowering costs for the dental practice.
About Dr. Rick Ferguson
Dr Rick Ferguson has been involved in teaching implant dentistry for the last 25 years and has lectured nationally and internationally. These lecture topics have included treatment planning, case selection, simple and complex surgical placement and restoration, advanced bone grafting and bone graft materials, use of Computed Tomography with surgical guides as well as management of complications. Dr. Ferguson has placed and restored over 5000 dental implants and maintains a private practice with his wife Dr. Katherine Ferguson in Florida emphasizing dental implants and where they also teach a live surgery Implant Continuum with the University of Florida. More recently Dr. Ferguson has been instrumental in bringing low cost 3D printing to dentistry with clinical applications in a variety of dental disciplines.