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DSD x Formlabs Dental Masterclass: Unlocking the Potential of 3D Printed Direct Composite Restoration Indexes

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What you will learn:

The implementation of guided direct restorations technique in the clinical practice can provide significant benefits to patients and clinicians alike. Facially driven full smile designs can be achieved with this minimally invasive procedure providing patients with a high quality functional and esthetic solution. For clinicians, this technique is easy to adopt, execute and affordable. The technique has evolved throughout the years from the clinical indications, design of the trays depending on the composite used and materials used to fabricate these appliances. With the growth of 3D printing and specifically in the development of new dental materials, for the first time, clinicians can 3D print high quality direct composite restoration indexes with IBT Flex Resin, a new biocompatible material optimized for this technique.

In this webinar, Dr. Luken de Arbeloa, Education Content & KOL Manager at Digital Smile Design and Dr. Elisa Praderi, Senior Clinical Protocols & KOL Manager at Formlabs Dental will walk you through the evolution of this technique and why is it important, about the designs of the trays if used for injectable or pressed technique, materials that can be used for production of the indexes, advantages of 3D printed direct composite restoration guides printed with IBT Flex Resin compared to traditional clear PVS and more.

Learning objectives:

  • What is the direct restorations technique, its evolution and why it is important.
  • Limitation of traditional materials for production of the guides and advantages of 3D printed trays.
  • About IBT Flex Resin and its potential in mastering this technique.
  • Digital workflow for planning, design to 3D printing.
  • Clinical performance of the 3D printed guides.

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Webinar Speakers


Dr. Luken De Arbeloa

Education Content & KOL Manager, Digital Smile Design

Dr. Luken de Arbeloa graduated as a dentist from Universidad Central de Venezuela. After moving from Caracas to Madrid, he began his specialization studies obtaining a Master's degree in implant-prosthetic prosthetics and dental aesthetics from the European University of Madrid. He later served as a visiting professor at prestigious universities such as the Complutense University of Madrid, European University of Madrid and the Mississippi University Institute. After completion of his specialization, he began his steps in the Digital Smile Design (DSD) company as a Smile Designer at the DSD Planning Center (First multidisciplinary Digital Planning Center in the world) since its creation approximately 8 years ago. Due to his experience in various advanced training in the discipline and rapid evolution in the area of digital dentistry, he was named as one of the DSD certified instructors to teach courses around the world. He continued his evolution and has become an important member of the DSD company, currently holding the position of Education Content & KOL Manager and one of the partners of this prestigious company. He is currently actively involved in teaching around the world in the field of digital dentistry and Smile Design, becoming the right arm of Dr. Christian Coachman in the area of education and the second main speaker of the concept of Digital Smile Design in the world.


Dr. Elisa Praderi

Senior Clinical Protocols & KOL Manager

Graduating in Dentistry in 2017, Dr. Elisa Praderi worked at the Catholic University of Uruguay’s emergency service and in private dental practice for the last three years. She conducted a research study in the area of esthetic dentistry which she presented in the 96th General Session and Exhibition of the IADR as a Unilever Hatton Award Competitor. In 2019 Elisa joined Formlabs as the Clinical Protocols & KOL Manager where she focuses on clinical workflows integrating 3D printing technology, new dental materials, dental research and education and connecting with experts in the field.