Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals: 3D Printing Basics
October 13, 2023
Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been called the “4th industrial revolution” and has had a major impact on the dental industry. This landscape is constantly expanding and evolving, changing the way patient care is delivered. From vat polymerization to polyjets to fused deposition modeling, all have found a place within dentistry. Attendees will gain a better understanding of this topic through short discussions and hands-on interactions with printers.
Topics to cover:
Different types: SLA vs DLP vs mSLA vs polyjet vs LED vs FDM
Slicing software: how to navigate and use it
Effect of various parameters on print
Loading prints on platform and transferring data to printer
Resin: types and proper handling techniques
Failures – how to minimize and troubleshoot
Provide basic overview of AM software that can be applied to any manufacturer
Understand the different types of AM used in dentistry
Understand the impact of project preparation on final product
Have a understanding of the applications of AM in dentistry
Gain the fundamentals to troubleshoot failed prints
It is the policy of the UT Health San Antonio Office of Continuing Dental Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating speakers, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CDE activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each speaker, course director, and planning committee member will be shared with the audience prior to the speaker’s presentation.
Continuing Dental Education Staff members have nothing to disclose.
Check-in: 8:30 AM Program time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry 8210 Floyd Curl Dr San Antonio, TX 78229