Learn how to make great dentures using both analog and digital processes.
About this event
Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Schafer wants to reverse this trend.
2 Day Course Objectives
- Clinical techniques to fabricate great dentures efficiently
- Learn how to effectively design digital dentures using Blue Sky Bio software
- Work with your patients to get the best possible rehabilitation of their mouth.
Analog Denture Design
- Working with your denture lab
- Deciding what material and tray type to use
- Partial denture design
- Effective bite rim design
- Trial smile Evaluation
- Processing decisions
Digital Denture Design
- Proper scanning techniques
- Review of common 3D printers
- Creation of bite rims and custom trays using both BlueSkyBio and D3Tool
- Material Selection for 3D printing
- Processing of 3D printed dentures
- Treatment planning with your patient
- Tips and tricks for each step of the denture process
- How to ensure the patient gets the right smile
- Rehabilitation of the patient after denture delivery
- Handling patient expectations
This program half live lecture and half self-participation, designated for 14 hours of CE credit by BlueSkyBio.AGD Codes: 670 (7 hours hands on and 7 hours lecture).
Dr. Russell Schafer, DDS
Dr. Russell Schafer is a general dentist who practices in New Orleans, LA and focuses on removable prosthodontics. He is the owner and dentist at NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry and has fix quite a few mouths using removable dentures. He has a love of the subject and enjoys teaching fellow dentists about dentures. Dr. Schafer also enjoys doing digital design and printing and is fluent with blue sky bio, meshmixer, and many other CAD programs. Also Dr. Schafer currently owns four 3D printers: Moonray S, NextDent 5100, Arfona R.Pod, and a Prusa i3.
Dr. Schafer is a native New Orleanian and is an engineer turned dentist. He got his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in 2007 and his Masters of Mechanical Engineering from Rice in 2008. He worked in the petroleum industry before going onto dental school. He is a graduate of LSU Dental School 2013. He and his wife, Alison, a house with a Doberman named Lucas and a cat named Charming.