Course Details

Introduction to Applied 3D Printing – Fundamental Aspects Every Office Personnel Should Be Acquainted With

Chelsea Homire, CDA, EFDA


Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Code: Cost: $100 | $125 after Sept. 28 Date: Thursday, Oct 24

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

Limited to: 20 Attendees

Course Description:

Participants will engage in a hands-on learning experience that covers a range of topics in regards to the principals of 3D printing, nesting prints, initiating prints, maintaining machines, and more. This course gives hands on experience on the process of printing models and creating fluoride trays and retainers from those models. Additionally, students will learn how to change resins, remove prints, wash and cure items, update hardware, perform hard resets, troubleshoot failed prints, and utilize polishing methods. The course will explore various stain and glaze options for finished products. Join us to enhance your skills in 3D printing and dental appliance fabrication. In this course, participants will have a hands-on learning experience covering topics such as starting prints, machine maintenance, and more. The focus will be on printing models and making fluoride trays and retainers from those models. Students will also learn about changing resins, cleaning and curing items, updating hardware, troubleshooting failed prints, and using polishing techniques. Various stain and glaze options for final products will be explored. Join us to improve your skills in 3D printing and creating dental appliances.

This course is ideal for beginners in the world of printing, individuals interested in trying it out with a hands-on approach, or anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge and stay current with 3D printing advancements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Mastering the comprehensive process of nesting prints.
  • Developing models for retainers and fluoride trays using 3D printing technology.
  • Gaining knowledge on machine upkeep and understanding necessary software updates.
  • Effectively troubleshooting recurrent issues or hurdles often linked with 3D printing operations.
  • Acquiring hands-on experience and comprehension of polishing procedures relevant to finished 3D prints.

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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