Comprehensive scanner comparison with patient scanning – Medit vs Trios. Learn pearls and insights on how to optimize and streamline digital scanning in your practice, as well as a managing the movement of STL files.
We’ll dive deep into case setup and all its intricacies. We’ll spend a substantial amount of time with you actually setting up different cases.
There are many aspects of printing that require special attention in order to achieve optimal results. We’ll cover everything 3D printing from A to Z.
Week 1 – Introduction, Overview, and Digital Lab Setup
Week 2 – Scanning & Digital Workflow Management
Week 3 – Aligner Biomechanics
Week 4 – Tooth Movement Software
Week 5 – Clinical Cases Setup (uLab)
Week 6 – Clinical Cases Setup (uLab)
Week 7 – 3D Printing
Week 8 – Aligner Fabrication & Processing
Week 9 – Aligner Delivery, Cost Analysis, & Conclusion
Lessons are released every Monday at 6am CST and streamed ON-DEMAND (as your schedule permits) from our website for 9 weeks. You will have access to a private facebook group where you will discuss issues, interact with colleagues, and troubleshoot your workflow together.
You will also get unlimited course access for 6 months after the course is over, so you can follow along each week or do it at your own pace.
Watch wherever, whenever, and as many times as you want!
“Hands down one of the most practical courses I have taken in a long time! If you want to learn about 3D printing and in-house aligners, sign up for the next course. You will not regret it.”
“Two thumbs up. Way UP! Meticulous to a fault. Dr Cope’s investigation of products and systems eliminates any guess work in setting up the ideal work flow.”
“The course was amazing. 100% recommend it! The customer service and level of attention makes it feel like it’s 1-on-1.”.
The course is 9 weeks and each week has 1.5-3 hours of content. It can be watched on a computers or mobile phones at increased speeds up to 2x.
At this point this course is for doctors only, however we are putting together a more concise staff training course that will be available for alumni only.
In short, no; unless you are short-staffed currently. I recommend starting slow and making retainers first, mastering the workflow, then progressing to light and moderate cases. This is something that most staff can handle without much difficulty.
|Are you operating at maximum capacity? Do you know what it costs you to make each aligner? Is your process streamlined to remove all inefficiencies? Everyone who has taken this course who was more advanced in their experience, has reported considerable increases in efficiencies with their process.|
Everyone has to start somewhere. I have had some orthodontists take the course who had no scanners or printers. When they left the course, they had completely changed their mind on what they thought they should buy and it saved them time and money.
Not necessarily. I didn’t renovate my analog lab when I converted to digital 3-4 years ago. I simply sold my analog equipment and swapped it for digital equipment. And I’ll show you exactly what I did.
If you have enough room for a 3D printer, a thermoforming machine, a curing unit, and a wash station, you should be fine. All of this will fit into about 8 linear feet of counter space.
I’ll show you the exact details on expenses in my cost analysis lecture. I’ve been able to decrease my aligner lab expenses by 75%. I am not in a high discount tier, so depending on your tier and discount level, your savings would be a minimum of about 60%.
No, the content of the course is unlocked weekly so that we can all follow along together and also to enhance our Facebook discussions. You can watch all the unlocked videos on demand at your own pace, anywhere and anytime as long as you have an internet connection.
From TADs to TECH
Internationally acclaimed for his pioneering research and clinical techniques on Distraction Osteogenesis and TADs, Dr. Jason B. Cope is also widely known for being a perfectionist, not only for his orthodontic cases, but for everything he does. Although his name is synonymous with TADs, he was also one of the first orthodontists to implement digital technology into his practice and to deliver a turnkey solution to in-house aligners and indirect bonding. He’s also a leader in the industry, helping multiple companies to develop digital products and software available in orthodontics today.
Dr. Cope has spent the last two and half years perfecting the digital workflow of intra-oral scanning, digital case setup, 3D printing, and fabrication/delivery of in-house aligners and indirect bonding trays. Dr. Cope wasn’t overly interested in clear aligner treatment until he felt that he could truly control every aspect of treatment and his final results. With an in-house digital workflow, that time is now. His digital learning curve came with lots of expense and trial and error, and he wants to keep you from hitting the wall by attempting to learn the process from scratch.
During this course, Dr. Cope will show you what he considers the best in technology available and the most user-friendly software. He’ll also show you how to streamline your workflow in the most seamless manner possible so you can achieve consistent results without the frustration of the learning curve he experienced. He uses his experience to help you to quickly incorporate digital orthodontics in your office while avoiding the mistakes he made.
It is expected that participants have a comprehensive understanding of orthodontic treatment biomechanics with at least 2 years of full-time orthodontic practice and advanced training. Participants must have an advanced understanding of aligner attachment design and placement during the treatment of full aligner cases.
You will need a modern Apple or Windows device to access the CopestheticCE website to view the streaming videos or Facebook Group. You will need a modern Windows PC to operate the software (uLab Systems) that Dr. Cope will be demonstrating. Currently, uLab is only commercially available in the US. Dr. Cope has arranged a trial use of the software for all participants. Importantly, aligner models cannot be printed outside the US. Due to the restrictions of ULab for everyone outside of the US, Dr. Cope has made arrangements with ArchForm for all new customers to get a similar trial of the software. There are not any export restrictions with ArchForm, which is pretty much available everywhere.
Please contact uLab (www.ulabsystems.com) and Archform (www.archform.co) directly to get their current computer spec requirements.
Course Description: This course will be facilitated through our virtual classroom and a private Facebook group led and moderated by Jason B. Cope, DDS, PhD, where he will teach and review all of his intellectual property on digital workflow and in-house aligner fabrication and delivery. Think of it as a live and dynamic textbook at your fingertips, in the comfort of your home, office, or mobile device without having to travel. You do not have to be present and in front of a computer at a certain time to participate. Rather, you can view the videos at your leisure throughout the week. You can review previous weeks’ content and discussion at any time. And you can watch the videos as many times as you want in the 6-month viewing period. All content will be delivered as outlined below with at least 2 submissions per week so that you can review concepts, supplemented by examples, with the opportunity for discussion and dialogue of each topic along the way during the week. After the 9-week course, the participants will remain in the Facebook study group to continue to learn and participate with their peers to further collaboration within their respective closed forum for a period of a year. New content will be delivered as it becomes relevant in the post-course Facebook group (i.e., new developments with digital workflow, aligner therapy, etc.) by Dr. Cope and others, but not on a formal basis as with the initial course.
Product #: OSL21002
Title: The Digital Orthodontic Course
What: Online In-House Aligner & Digital Workflow Bootcamp
Video Duration: 18 hours
Reading Materials: 5 hours
Course Duration: 9 weeks of instructional material with an additional 12 month of access for the private Facebook Course group.
Viewing time: 180 days unlimited
Course Director(s): Jason B. Cope, DDS, PhD
Instructor(s): Jason B. Cope, DDS, PhD; Maz Moshiri, DMD, MS; Jonathan Nicozisis, DMD, MS, Jean Morrison, Joy Poe, Others
CE Credits: CopestheticCE, designates this activity for 32 hours of Self-Instructional, Electronically Mediated Learning CE credits.
Teaching methods: Online Streaming Video Lectures, Facebook Group Discussions, Additional Digital Resources, Journal Articles.
CE notes: The videos were released June 2020. They will expire May 2023. At that time, they will be re-released after review to ensure the content remains current and valid.
Educational objectives: Upon course completion, the participants should appreciate the components necessary to setup a digital orthodontic lab; understand how to integrate the various aspects of digital orthodontics into a systematic workflow; realize the value of intraoral scanning and the various ways that digital patient data can be used; appreciate the basic fundamentals of aligner biomechanics; realize the intricacies of setting up a case in orthodontic tooth movement software; appreciate how to utilize software to setup orthodontic aligner cases; understand the basics of 3D printing and post-print processing; understand the process of aligner fabrication, sterilization, and packaging.
Course materials: Online streaming lectures, individual Facebook posts from pertinent digital groups, articles to read from product manufacturers and peer reviewed journals that are topic specific, CE verification after passing quiz.
Course Location: Registrants will be emailed specific details to join a private Facebook group where an interactive group discussion based on the written and video course materials will ensue for the duration of the course. Additional content will be distributed through the Facebook group. All video will be streamed directly from the CopestheticCE course page (video downloads are not possible). A highspeed internet connection is required to watch the streamed video.
Course instructor(s): Jason B. Cope, DDS, PhD; Maz Moshiri, DMD, MS; Jonathan Nicozisis, DMD, MS, Jean Morrison, Joy Poe, Others
Instructor financial disclosure: The instructor reports a financial interest in uLab Systems software discussed in the course.
Contact person: Laura Cope [email protected]
Commercial Support: Copesthetic CE reports that no commercial support has been provide for this course.
Course Feedback Policy: During the viewing period, participants will have access to the Private Course Facebook Group for interaction, discussion, and ongoing feedback for an additional 12 months.
CE Provider: CopestheticCE is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP).
Keywords: streaming lecture, digital, workflow, 3D, printing, aligners, retainers
TOTAL VALUE: $7,035
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