Course Details

Post Processing 3D Prints for the In-House Dental Lab Hands-on Workshop

Chelsea Homire, CDA, EFDA


Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Code: Cost: $100 | $125 after Sept. 28 Date: Friday, Oct 25

Subject: 3D Printing  |  Audience: All Attendees  |  CE Credits: 3 hours Participation

Limited to: 20 Attendees

Course Description:

This course is designed for individuals looking to enhance their expertise in 3D printing, assistants seeking to advance their skills in this area, or new laboratory technicians. Participants will learn how to effectively bond 3D printed denture bases and teeth, explore various stain and glaze options, and gain hands-on experience with OptiGlaze application. Additionally, the course will cover polishing techniques for printed dentures and guards, providing a comprehensive understanding of the process. Join us to elevate your knowledge and proficiency in the field of 3D printing for dental applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the applications and selection choices of staining and glazing specific to 3D prints.
  • Gain practical expertise in employing different polishing and glazing techniques.
  • Attain direct hands on experience and proficiency luting denture base to teeth.
  • Acquire a working knowledge on executing polishing procedures specific to printed occlusal guards.

About the Speaker: Since becoming a certified dental assistant in 2010, Chelsea has developed a strong passion for digital dentistry. After completing her CDA at Missouri College and acquiring expanded functions, she then gained experience working in multiple dental offices over a decade. Chelsea had the privilege to dive into 3D printing alongside Dr Dan Pernoud at Lily Dental in Creve Coeur. Collaborating with him has helped elevate her career and opened doors to new possibilities like teaching and consulting. When not taking care of her family (including her daughter Eleanor and two dogs) and managing several rental houses with her husband, she is working in office where her responsibilities include seeing patients and serving as the office’s only lab technician. When providing direct patient care and ensuring their comfort, daily life of a digital dental assistant can include digital CAD/CAM design, hands on lab work, hygiene assisting as needed, general dental assisting, assisting Dr Dan as needed. Her office utilizes SprintRay 3D printing system by utilizing it to fabricate dentures, occlusal guards, surgical guides, models, and more. Chelsea’s office is a fully digital office, and have thrown away our stone grinder, alginate mixer, and impression trays. In addition to experience in Cerec Prime Scan/Mill, iTero, FormLabs, and 3shape technologies, her perspective as a dental assistant brings valuable insights into the world of digital dentistry. Chelsea contributes to the community by teaching assistants from all around the world through online platforms including the Institute of Digital Dentistry, Blue Sky Bio, and The Academy of Chairside Assisting. To further support education within the dental assistant community, she creates YouTube videos that provide practical guidance for implementing digital dentistry and 3D printing into daily practice. These videos are presented using a realistic approach that prepares dental assistants for real-world scenarios. Currently, Chelsea is actively involved with SprintRay as an advisory board member and KOL.

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