The Future of Dentistry: It’s about 3D Printing Hands-on Workshop (repeat)

Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD
Mark Lorich


Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Code: F23 Cost: $200/$250 after Sept. 28 Date: Friday, October 26

CE Credits: 3 hour participation | Subject: 3D Printing/Digital Dentistry | Recommended for: Dentists

Do you understand 3D printing? Are you considering going digital? Making your own surgical guides or nightguards? This introductory course will present what you need to know about 3D printing. The basic methods of using intraoral and optical scanning techniques, 3D printing systems and methods for fabricating surgical guides and nightguards will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on relatively inexpensive desktop 3D printers and fabricating dental models for pennies. In the hands-on portion, participants will have the opportunity to scan, design and print a nightguard. They will also learn to print study models along with a demonstration of a printed surgical guide.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand 3D printing as it relates to dentistry, its advantages and limitations.
  • Learn the digital workflow from scan to print and post-processing.
  • Learn which materials work best in 3D printing and for which applications.
  • Develop realistic expectations for 3D printing; understand printing nightguards, surgical guides, models and more.
  • Understand how using digital dentistry, CBCT and printing can improve your implant outcomes.
  • Practice digital scanning techniques and more in this hands-on workshop.

About the Speaker:

Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD, Past Associate Dean for Research and Professor Emeritus at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. With an expertise in Clinical Research and Esthetic Dentistry, he is a reviewer for The New England Journal of Medicine, JADA, The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and the Clinicians Report. He is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Compendium and Inside Dentistry, where his is Editor Emeritus. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Dental Materials. Dr. Kugel has his PhD in Dental Materials. He earned his Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Dr. Kugel has published more than 160 articles and more than 400 abstracts in the field of restorative materials and techniques. He has given more than 400 lectures both nationally and internationally. Dr. Kugel is part of a group practice, the Trinity Dental in Boston, MA. Financial Relationship – Tufts Research: Schein, Hu-Friedy, Ivoclar, Kerr, Shofu, SprintRay; Consultant: Philips, Ivoclar; Course materials & equipment: Henry Schein, Ivoclar, SprintRay.

Mark Lorich is a hacker who was born into dentistry. Growing up in the back of dental offices where his mother practiced hygiene, he developed an early interest in the field. While spending five years as the Software Engineering Manager at a dental lab in Buffalo, New York, Mark became involved in published research and lectured alongside Dr. Kugel. He began working with SprintRay as a KOL in 2017 and started working for them as an employee in 2020. Less than a year later, he relocated across the country to HQ in Los Angeles. As the Product Manager of Hybrid Products, Mark is responsible for innovating new products, sculpting AI and algorithms, streamlining workflows, and writing patents. He also created several exciting new resins that SprintRay will release in the next 18 months. His passion for dental art has led him to create “unique” pieces at He can otherwise be found in front of a computer, 3d printer, or lab equipment. Financial Relationship – Employee: SprintRay

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