This new PTC 3Shape training app utilizes the same PTC training techniques and step by step procedures used by dental professionals in over 35 countries.
With over 500 pages of illustrations and professionally narrated videos the courses progress from The Introduction to CAD/CAM to 3Shape posterior Bridges. A brief summary of each course is included below.
Introduction to Computer Aided Design
The Introduction to Computer Aided Design is a free two-part program. Part One covers basic CAD/CAM processes, a short explanation of the transition from analog to CAD/CAM and an introduction to design fundamentals. Part Two teaches dental anatomy fundamentals and basic vocabulary necessary to communicate and understand the names of the teeth, their surfaces and arrangement.
Simplifying Posterior Dental Anatomy
The Simplifying Posterior Dental Anatomy course is a comprehensive study of the features of posterior anatomy every technician needs to know to effectively make decisions during the CAD design process that will ensure the fit form and function of the restoration.
Introduction to 3Shape
Part 1. The Dental Manager includes detailed step by step instructions that guide you through entering cases, selecting proper crown design and materials, and importing scanned models.
Part 2. Scanning, teaches how to select orders from the Dental Manager and take a model through the complete model and die scanning process.
Part 3. The Dental Designer is where the technician learns how to use the design tools while practicing with standard PTC models and the PTC teeth learning library. The course begins with selecting a scanned case, then teaches the use and function of each feature and icon on the design page. Chapters such as Rotation Tools, Directions, Interfaces, and Anatomy Design take the technician through a simple step by step process of designing a crown, starting with how to manipulate the 3D image on the computer screen using simplified mouse movements, through selecting a tooth from the software library, to margin selection and learning to use the software design tools to properly position and shape the finished crown.
3Shape Posterior Crowns
This two part course applies the fundamentals learned in the previous courses to teach, in detail, a step by step procedure for designing a single posterior restoration using precise measuring guidelines. Particular attention is paid to emergence profile, embrasures and occlusion. The program demonstrates exact movements, using video and illustrations, that the technician then duplicates on the 3Shape software. Each step can be repeated as many times as necessary until the technician understands the step and can complete it efficiently and with confidence.
3Shape Posterior Bridges
This course builds on the skills learned in the previous courses to teach the fundamentals of framework design, pontic selection and full contour bridge design. Connector fundamentals such as proper shape, size and positioning are highlighted.