Digital Dentistry Workflows: Dental Splints & Nightguards


Learn the step-by-step workflows of 3D printing dental splints, night guards and the 'candy coat' technique.

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What's inside?

  • 3D Printing Dental Splints Workflow
  • 3D Printing Nightguards Workflow
  • The 'Candy Coating' Technique

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is this reference guide?

This document is 30 pages long and packed full of useful information, a great resource for anyone who wants to ensure they are printing dental splints and nightguards efficiently.

Is this for me?

This PDF is great for dental professionals who want to incorporate digital technologies and 3D printing into the fabrication of occlusal splints and nightguards, and those who want to learn the candy coating technique.

But I can just send it to a lab...

While sending splints/nightguards to an external dental lab is an option, having an in-office 3D printing system offers several advantages:

  • Greater control over the entire process, from design to manufacturing
  • Faster turnaround times
  • Ability to make adjustments or reprints on-site if needed
  • Potential cost savings by reducing lab fees over time
  • Convenience for same-day dentistry patients

However, dental labs with advanced 3D printing capabilities can still play a role, particularly for more complex cases or high production volumes. The choice depends on the practice's needs, budget, and desired level of in-house digital integration.

Why do I need it?

Having this comprehensive PDF ensures you can properly utilize digital technologies to produce precise-fitting, customized splints and nightguards with increased efficiency for your patients.

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny BDS (Hons) Otago
Director | Institute of Digital Dentistry

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