Matthew Standridge DDS

Empowering Dentists Through Education and Technology

Category: Blue Sky Plan

In-House Aligners Using Blue Sky Bio’s Desktop Scanner and Blue Sky Plan

Hello again. This video is demonstrating use of the Blue Sky Bio 3D Desktop scanner (BSB DS 3D) to digitize models for planning of in-house aligners using Blue Sky Plan software. With this scanner costing under $3000, it has never been more affordable to get into digital dentistry and digital orthodontics.

I get asked a lot if I do all my aligner cases in-house. The answer to that is a crisp, clear NOOOO! About half of my cases are in-house, and the other half are Invisalign. When we were slower, any cases that needed more than 20 trays per arch (on a Bi-weekly schedule) I sent to Invisalign. Now it’s any case needing more than 15 trays. Soon it’ll any case needing more than 10.

The level to what you decide to do in-house is completely your call. It’s going to depend on your schedule, your level of delegation, the skill and training of your team, your lab equipment, etc. Basically all of this effects CAPACITY.

Here is that video. And if you want to learn more and get some hands-on training with the software, as well as orthodontics in general, I do have a course coming up in a couple of weeks in Raleigh, NC that you can still sign up for.

Blue Sky Plan: Converting Intraoral Scans to Models

Hello again! In this video I am going to demonstrate how I use a FREE feature of blue sky plan for my general digital model work. Here I take raw intraoral scans, clean them up, and turn them into print ready models. I also hollow them to save on resin. This is a handy feature, and much quicker and more efficient than having to use a program like meshmixer.

Use this video to practice, or train a team member to be your printing champion!

Video: Ceph Workflow on Blue Sky Plan

Here is a video demonstrating use of the ceph module in Blue Sky Plan. I was taught comprehensive orthodontics first by the fine team at Gerety Orthodontic Seminars (, of which I am now an associate instructor for as well.

In that program we teach the use of a Modified Steiner analysis, which is what I demonstrate here. This case work up is of a Phase 1 case.

I hope you enjoy, and be on the lookout for more videos coming soon!