Matthew Standridge DDS

Empowering Dentists Through Education and Technology

Category: Ortho

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.

My Updated Archwire Sequence

Hello everyone! As folks who know me know that I’m always keeping the eye on clinical outcomes, efficiency, and cost.
Here is my current (updated) protocol for standard cases not needing huge transverse or sagital correction.

Video: The Cheapest Maxillary Screening Tool Ever!

Hello again! In this video I talk a little bit about maxillary deficiency, why we should be screening for it, and I show how to do it efficiently and inexpensively using a tool every dentist has available chairside.

This has been a huge help in my practice to implement maxillary width screening, not only for myself, but for all of my clinical team members as well! I hope you enjoy!

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!