UWSOD AGD Student Chapter – Session 2: Digital Waxing & Design
November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PST$15.00 – $35.00
Presented by: Timothy Hess, DDS, MAGD
Length: 1.5 hours
Digital dentistry is exciting and one of the most useful tools we have is computer aided design (CAD) software. There are many great CAD software programs utilized in dentistry that includes 3 Shape, exocad, Romexis from Planmeca, BlueSkyBio and CEREC from Sirona. Unfortunately, this software can be cost-prohibitive to the dental student and many dentists.
However, if you have a Standard Tessellation Language (STL) file from a desktop scanner or intraoral scanner, freeware exists to learn the basics of digital wax-ups and other manipulations of models. Session 2 introduces UWSOD AGD Student Chapter members to Autodesk MeshMixer. Skills obtained by utilizing this mesh program will translate easily to dedicated dental CAD software.
Prepare yourself to be frustrated at first, but with practice, you will have a nice base in STL manipulation and digital waing. Subsequent sessions will build on the MeshMixer basics as we introduce other software options and explore 3D printing.
- Introduction to STL files and Digital Waxing
- Show how to Import, Save and Export STL & MIX files.
- Orient Mx/Mn arches/objects to a horizontal grid.
- Perform single tooth digital wax up.
- Perform a six-unit Mx anterior digital wax up.
- Design a solid and hollow model for export to a 3D printer.
Participants will be given links to MeshMixer software and associated Brenes tooth library as well as STL files to be used during this virtual hands-on course. Subsequent UWSOD AGD Student Chapter Digital Dental Study Club sessions will build off this basic introduction. This software will run both on Windows and Mac computers. It will not install on an iPad, tablet, smartphone or other such device. Software should be installed prior to the session. Do not expect software installation support during the session. A mouse is necessary for manipulation of images. Get yourself a mouse.
Links to download the software and course materials are located in the online course, which will be available after registration by clicking “My Courses” from your account dashboard.
About the Presenter
Timothy A Hess, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Hess is a graduate of the University of Alberta and completed his DDS degree from the University of Washington in 1994. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Affiliate Faculty in Oral Medicine and the Director of the Tucker Institute at the UW School of Dentistry. He currently lectures on implant failures due to restorative techniques, operative techniques, zirconia restorations as well as facial aesthetics including the topics of Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.
Dr. Hess has been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, IJOMI, CJRDP, Decisions in Dentistry and Operative Dentistry. He has presented at the ADA Annual Meeting, the AGD Annual Meeting, Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, International Academy of Gnathology, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.
He is a Past-President of the Seattle-King County Dental Society. Dr. Hess is a Member of Academy of Operative Dentistry, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentist and has received his Life Long Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a Member of the International Academy of Gnathology and an Active Member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Virtual Meeting Access:
This virtual meeting will be available in the Washington AGD Learning Portal.
- Log in at https://washingtonagd.org/my-account/
- Click ‘My Courses’ from the Account Dashboard
- Download the MeshMixer software and install it prior to the session. Links are provided inside the online course.
The Washington AGD is a Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. AGD-Washington, Nationally Approved From 6/1/2018 - 5/31/2024