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"NO + Plaster" Digital Orthodontics: SLOW MODE
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Dates: Monday morning on the following days: March: 04, 11,18,22 April: 01, May: 06, 13, 27 June: 3,10 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registration before January 30, 2024

  • Orthodontists: CLP$1,100,000 (6 installments of 183,300)
  • Sortch Member: CLP$1,100,000 (6 installments of 183,300)
  • Foreigners: USD$1,400.00 (exclusive payment by PayPal)

Registration after January 30, 2024

  • Orthodontists: CLP$1,250,000 (6 installments of 208,300)
  • Sortch Member: CLP$1,100,000 (6 installments of 183,300)
  • Foreigners: USD$1,400.00 (exclusive payment by PayPal)
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Welcome to the course that will change your orthodontic practice! Join us for this innovative learning experience, "NO + Plaster" Version #11 in SLOW MODE, where Dr. Milivoj Sherrington will guide you from diagnosis to digital fabrication.

About the Course

Instead of an intensive 5-day course, we have opted for a more flexible modality: 10 classes of 4.5 hours each. This will allow you to establish knowledge effectively, giving you a deep understanding of digital orthodontics.

This course is designed for orthodontists with various levels of computer training. We focus on translating daily analog practice into a digital environment, with a gradual learning curve. Ideal for those who want to enter the world of digital orthodontics, from diagnosis to the manufacture of computer-designed physical elements.

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Course Organization

The classes have an ascending learning curve, facilitating the assimilation of concepts from basic to advanced. Homework will be assigned for each class, allowing you to apply the knowledge acquired from day one.

Digital Diagnosis:

2D Digital Diagnostics:

  • Introduction to Digital Diagnosis in Orthodontics.
  • Biofirst diagnostic protocol.
  • Clinical Photography: Techniques, cameras and cell phones.
  • Editing clinical photographs.
  • Standardization in Dental Photography.
  • Microsoft Powerpoint for digital cephalometry.
  • Layout of structures and measurements.

3D Digital Diagnosis:

  • 3D radiology.
  • Image quality in 3D RX.
  • DICOM files and information extraction.
  • Cross-sectional analysis and biological bases.
  • DICOM image extraction exercises.

Digital Planning and Simulation:

Digital Models:

  • Intraoral scanner theory.
  • Scanning technique.
  • Diagnosis in digital models.
  • Articulators and digital pantographs.

3D planning:

  • Visualization of retained teeth.
  • Vertical control simulation.
  • 3D treatment prototypes (VTO3D).
  • Planning for temporary bone anchors (TAD).
  • Simulation and planning in Orthodontics for Orthognathic C.
  • Design of Orthodontic aligners.

3D Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM):

This module is presented after the first two topics and covers sequential practical exercises. You will learn how to design devices using Autodesk Meshmixer, from simple devices to digital fabrication.

  • Generalities in Digital Design.
  • Orthodontic Design Software.
  • Introduction to Autodesk Meshmixer.
  • Sequential practical exercises.
  • Design of digital aligners and retainers.
  • Design of plans and digital splints.
  • Preparation of files for manufacturing.
  • Theory in Digital Manufacturing.
  • Types of materials.
  • Tips for 3D printing.
  • Tips for starting a digital practice.

Course Requirements

  • The course is aimed at orthodontists, although other specialties or orthodontic students are also welcome.
  • A Windows computer is required, a Gamer-type PC and an external mouse are recommended.
  • Required software:
    • Bluesky Plan (latest version, free),
    • Radiant DICOM Viewer (paid monthly subscription),
    • Autodesk Meshmixer (free),
    • Microsoft Powerpoint 365 (payment per subscription).
  • It is recommended to have a second screen to follow the online classes while doing the practical exercises.

Course Objectives

  • Know the digitalization of diagnosis, planning and manufacturing in orthodontics.
  • Understand the importance of dental photography and video as a fundamental clinical examination in diagnosis.
  • Master the extraction and organization of information from DICOM files for 3D images.
  • Process digital dental models to obtain diagnostic information.
  • Use software to simulate and plan orthodontic treatments.
  • Design orthodontic appliances, such as TAD guides and retainers.
  • Explore digital manufacturing and be able to produce gadgets
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