3D printing in prosthodontics - the keystone to success
Within digital dentistry the optical impressionning is the first step towards a digitalization of the patient’s intraoral situation. The resulting file is then used for the virtual plannification and the design of reconstructions, which thereafter can be milled out of prefabricated blanks. The systems available today offer numerous advantages, like the precision of the reconstructions. Many studies demonstrated good accuracy of the current subtractive manufacturing like the the computer-aided milling. More recently, additive procedures have been introduced. Stereolithography, laser sintering or printing of materials like wax, resins or metals has shown to be even more precise than the subtractive manufacturing. The additive fabrication of reconstructions may even be more efficient due to the fact, that less time may be needed for the fabrication and no material excess is produced. Finally, 3D prosthetic diagnostic files of digital wax-ups or set-ups may be printed out of resin and used for try-in in the clinical situation.
In this webinar, you will learn more about the following themes:
- Value of 3D printed model in a digital workflow
- Current possibilities and limitations applying 3D printing technology
- Benefit of an aligned post processing workflow
- 3D printed prototypes and diagnostic features
Wed, May 05
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (CEST, Berlin)
Please check your time zone
CE Credits: 1 Hour
Trainer: Vincent Fehmer, MDT
MDT Vincent Fehmer received his dental lab technology training and degree in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002. From 2002 to 2003, he was a trainee in oral design labs in Great Britain and the US. From 2003 to 2009 he worked in an oral design lab (Die Dentalmanufaktur Mehrhof) in Berlin, Germany. In 2009 he was awarded his MDT degree in Germany. From 2009 to 2014 he was the chief dental technician at the Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Materials Science in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2015 he has been working as a dental technician at the Clinic for Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, Centre of Dental Medicine of the University of Geneva, Switzerland (head: Prof. Dr Irena Sailer). He runs his own dental laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland.