S-11 Principles of Endodontic 3D Printing and Surgical Guide Design: Tools to Get Started

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CE: 1.5

Course Description: 

This course is designed to put 3D printing in endodontics into historical context and provide some of the tools necessary to bring 3D printing and surgical guide design into practice. A brief overview of how 3D printers work will be given, to include major differences between the various types of printers on the market. Key developments impacting the evolution of 3D printing and its accessibility to endodontic specialists will be discussed. A chronological tour of the endodontic literature on 3D printing will culminate with the introduction of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery (TEMS). Principles of TEMS surgical guide design will then be detailed to include patient factors, CBCT acquisition, ways to arrive at a digital model, and components of the guide. The overall process of guide fabrication will be presented from start to finish with a focus on digital workflow utilizing implant planning software (Blue Sky Plan).

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the basic components of 3D printers and major differences between various technical type classifications.
  • Analyze the patient and CBCT factors pertinent to surgical guide design.
  • Describe the steps required to produce a 3-D printed guide for targeted endodontic microsurgery.

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7 Questions
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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
Certificate
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

C. Michelle Giacomino, DDS

Dr. Michelle Giacomino is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy where she received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2003. She later attended dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and graduated in 2010. She completed an AEGD 1-year residency at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland and continued there as a General Dentist there for several years until her family was moved to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. She completed her Endodontics residency at the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School in San Antonio, TX where she also earned her Masters of Science in Oral Biology for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She currently serves as Instructor of Endontics for the AEGD 2-year program located at Lackland Air Force Base, TX.

Julie A. Anderson, D.M.D.

Capt Julie Anderson is a senior Endodontics resident at the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She graduated from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2013 and completed a one-year AEGD at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Prior to beginning Endodontics residency, she practiced general dentistry for three years in the Air Force.

C. Michelle Giacomino, DDS
I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

Julie A. Anderson, D.M.D.
I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.