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Michael Scherer

3D Printing in Clinical Practice: When, Where, How?

3D printing seems to be the hottest trend in dentistry but the big question is.... it clinical reality or just the latest hype? This captivating evidence-based presentation describes utilizing 3D printing technology and features clinical workflows that the author utilizes daily in practice. From prototyping to surgical guides to producing fixed and removable prosthetics, the author highlights real clinical cases where 3D printing technology has made progress in improving clinical procedures. Additionally, examples of where 3D printing falls short of meeting expectations are discussed including demonstrating challenging cases.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand principles, theory, and procedures of 3D printing technology

  2. Exposure to clinical workflows related to clinical utilizing 3D printers

  3. Become familiar with 3D printing techniques related to fixed and removable prosthetics

Dr. Michael Scherer is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, a Clinical Instructor at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Sonora, California. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, has published articles, DVD training series, and full‐online courses related to implant dentistry, clinical prosthodontics, and digital technology with a special emphasis on implant overdentures. As an avid technology & computer hobbyist, Dr. Scherer’s involvement in digital implant dentistry has led him to develop and utilize new technology with CAD/CAM surgical systems, implement interactive CBCT implant planning, and outside of the box radiographic imaging concepts. Dr. Scherer also maintains five YouTube channels: LearnLODI”, “LearnLOCATOR” ,LearnSATURNO”, “LearnLOCATOR F‐Tx” and “The 3D Dentist”‐ popular YouTube channels on standard and narrow diameter dental implant procedures and digital dentistry.

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