Things to Know Before 3D Printing Your Own Surgical Guide


Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Location: UNMC College of Dentistry
Instructors: Dr. Sung Kim and Dr. Gregory Bennett
Credits: 3 CE Hours
Registration: REGISTER HERE 
Virtual Check-in:

12:45 p.m. 

Class Time:

1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

Classification: Dentists, Auxiliary
Fee: Dentist: $156 Auxiliary: $78
Location: Live Stream via Zoom
Kim Sung K. Greg Bennett
Dr. Sung Kim Dr. Gregory Bennett
Dr. Sung K. Kim, DDS, graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with distinction in mechanical engineering. He then received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kim served patients in both public health and private practices for several years before deciding to specialize in oral and maxillofacial radiology. He completed his residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kim joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in the fall of 2015 as director of the oral and maxillofacial radiology clinic, assistant professor and radiation safety officer.
Dr. Kim is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, a member of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. 
Dr. Bennett is a graduate of the Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Dentistry. He then completed a one year General Practice Residency at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and is a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.  Dr. Bennett served in the US Navy for over 5 years as a dental officer. Dr. Bennett joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry full time as an Assistant Professor of CADCAM and Digital Dentistry in 2019. Prior to that, he was in private practice in Lincoln as well as a part time instructor at the COD.  Dr. Bennett has been a member of CEREC study clubs in Honolulu, HI and Lincoln, NE and has completed countless restorations using CAD/CAM technology including the CEREC REdcam, Bluecam, Omnicam and the Planmeca Emerald and Planscan (E4D). Dr. Bennett is a strong advocate for CAD/CAM dentistry in its many forms.
No relevant financial relationships exist. 

Things to Know Before 3D Printing Your Own Surgical Guide

Course description: Having used different 3D printers available on the market, Drs. Kim and Bennett will share their lessons to help clinician gain proficiency in 3D printing.  We will review most commonly available 3D printers and their applications in dentistry. A specific emphasis will be made on the overall process of producing an accurate surgical guide in your office. There will be demonstrations on designing surgical guides using 3Shape Implant Studio. Additionally, Dr. Kim will discuss the mistakes and pitfalls in maintaining a 3D printer, Formlabs Form 2. This course is designed for clinicians with little to no prior experience in 3D printing.

 Course objectives: After this lecture, the participant should be able to:

  • understand the overall workflow of 3D printing in-office surgical guides.
  • recognize the expanding possibilities for Additive Manufacturing in dentistry.
  • review printable materials and their benefits and limitations.
  • recognize how 3D printing can be an adjunct as well as replacement technology.
  • review the different available methods of AM/3D printing and where you can find them in the dental world.
  • review lessons learned from adopting low cost 3D printers for dental use.

Method of Teaching: Lecture/discussion

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