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!
Hello again. This is a quick time lapse video demonstrating a crown design on the new Matera version of Exocad. In the near future we’ll have our in-office mill and I’ll demonstrate the bridge to that as well. Scan was performed using the Carestream CS3600
I’ve been getting more questions about the workflow in Exocad for basic bread and butter dentistry. This shows an example of a full coverage crown. Nothing glamorous. Now while the video is longer because I was taking my time, it should be noted normal time to design a crown is about 5-6 minutes. The scanner used here is was the CS 3600. Designed in Exocad. Sent to Alien Milling for fabrication and staining/glazing of crown. This combination can be a very cost-effective way to get into digital dentistry. I do have plans on adding an in-office chairside mill to allow for same-day crowns and onlays. Also, I mentioned xocademy.net in the video. That is an excellent resource to learn more about exocad.
Hello again! In this video I demonstrate how I utilize a wonderful program called D3Splint and Meshmixer to design an anterior flat plane splint. This is part 2 of a 2 part series. If you missed the first video, go back and watch as we showed how to make an upper Anterior deprogrammer using D3Splint. This method will allow you to fabricate great fitting occlusal splints very economically in your office. To learn more about D3Splint or to order the software visit: www.d3tool.com *I am in no way tied or compensated by this program, I’m just a big fan. Also note that when you go to print these splints on moonray, turn the strength and density of your supports from medium to high. You’ll want to do that anytime you’re printing with a clear resin.
Hello again! In this video I demonstrate how I utilize a wonderful program called D3Splint to design an upper anterior depgrogrammer. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. In the next video I will show the design of an opposing flat plane. This method will allow you to fabricate great fitting occlusal splints very economically in your office.
On a practice management side note: considering this software has free exports much like meshmixer, once you train up an auxiliary team member to do this, total cost for making a splint could be under $25, and that includes paying your team member for their time.
A 1 liter bottle of NextDent Ortho Clear retails for about $300. Total resin for the print in this video was 12 mL. That also includes the opposing splint coming up in the next video. That would make the total cost of resin for this case come in under $4.00. That’s pretty darn reasonable to me!
To learn more about D3Splint or to order the software visit:
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!
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 (www.orthodonticteaching.com), 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!
Hello all! My name is Matthew Standridge and this is my new website geared toward dental professionals. I have been blessed with the opportunity to learn from many great teachers and mentors over the years and I wanted to pay it forward. Topics of interest include orthodontics (brackets, aligners, cosmetic, comprehensive, early treatment, you name it), utilizing lower-cost digital software and technology to lower the barrier of entry for practitioners, dental implants, and generally cool clinical tips and tricks.