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Become a Digital Dentist: An Introduction to Scanning, Designing, and 3D Printing with Dr Odette Lee and Osseo Group

Date: June 22

Venue: Stamford Plaza, Mascot

Event: Full-day Hands-on Introduction to Scanning, Designing, and 3D Printing Course

Fees: $690 +GST

CPD points: 8



Course overview

Embrace the digital transformation in dentistry with Dr. Odette Lee, who brings over 20 years of experience to a comprehensive, hands-on workshop. Understand the full process from scanning to post-production and see how integrating digital techniques can enhance your practice efficiency and patient satisfaction.


  • Time Efficiency: Streamline operations, reducing time spent per patient.

  • Cost Reduction: Decrease overheads by minimizing reliance on external service providers.

  • Increased Patient Satisfaction: Enhance treatment outcomes and patient experiences.

  • Surgical Guides: Produce precise in-house surgical guides.

  • Temporary Dentures: Quickly fabricate temporary dentures with superior fit.

  • Temporary Restorations: Offer fast, reliable solutions for urgent dental care needs.

  • Orthodontic Appliances and Aligners: Design and print customised orthodontic solutions directly in your clinic.


Course Details

Throughout the day, you will engage directly with the advanced tools and techniques that make up the core of modern digital dental technology:


Morning Session

  • Why Embrace Digital Technology: Lean why each stage of the dentistry can benefit from a digital workflow, ensuring the creation of high-quality, precise dental devices and restorations.

  • Intraoral and Facial Scanning: Utilise Aoralscan 3 for intraoral scans and Metismile for comprehensive facial scans.

  • Design (CAD) and Setup (CAM): Learn to use CAD software for designing and CAM processes to prepare for 3D printing.


Afternoon Session

  • Hands-on Scan, Design, and Manufacture Workflow: During our afternoon session we will explore the comprehensive process of creating 3D printed restorations and devices specifically tailored for dental applications. The workflow encompasses five crucial steps: Scanning, Design (CAD), Setup (CAM), Manufacture, and Post-production.

  • Each stage is critical in ensuring the creation of high-quality, precise dental devices and restorations. (We'll leave the greyed-out milling workflow for another time)

Print workflow highlighted

Intraoral Scanning: For accurate and detailed capture of the intraoral situation, we utilise the Aoralscan 3. This advanced scanner allows us to obtain clear and precise digital impressions of the patient’s teeth and gums. The device is designed for ease of use and comfort, providing real-time scan data that can be easily integrated into our CAD software for the next step in the design process.

Aoralscan L intraoral scanner from Osseo Group & Shining 3D

Facial Scanning: The Metismile scanner is employed to perform comprehensive facial scans. This technology captures detailed facial features and anatomical data, which are essential for aesthetic and functional treatment planning. By integrating these scans with the intraoral data, we can create a holistic digital model of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial structure, ensuring that the final restorations align perfectly with their facial characteristics.

Metismile facial scanner from Osseo Group & Shining 3D

Design (CAD): With the detailed scans obtained, we proceed to the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) stage where the actual design of the dental restorations or devices is crafted. Utilising specialised dental CAD software including Accuware and Exocad, we convert the digital scans into a 3D model that can be manipulated and refined to meet the specific treatment requirements.

ExoCad software

Setup (CAM) and 3D Printing: The next phase involves setting up the Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) process, which translates our CAD models into instructions for 3D printing. We cover Mask Stereolithography (MSLA) technology, known for its efficiency and the high quality of the output. MSLA printing uses a UV light to cure a photosensitive resin layer by layer, creating robust and precise dental appliances.

AccuFab Printer from Osseo Group & Shining 3D

Post-Processing: After the printing process, the dental appliances undergo thorough post-processing. This stage is essential for enhancing the quality and durability of the products. Post-processing steps may include UV curing to improve strength, washing to remove any uncured resin, and polishing to achieve a smooth finish that mimics the natural lustre of dental enamel. These steps ensure that each appliance not only fits perfectly but also withstands the demands of daily use.


3D printed dentures

By meticulously managing each of these stages, we ensure the delivery of superior dental restorations and devices that meet the high standards required in modern dental care.


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Dr Odette Lee
Dr. Odette Lee - Biography

Dr. Odette Lee is a pioneering general dentist with a special focus on Orthodontics and Implant Dentistry. With over two decades in the field, Dr. Lee has embraced the digital revolution in dentistry, transforming her practice with innovative digital solutions. She now designs and manufactures bespoke aligners, splints, guides, and restorations, combining her extensive clinical experience with state-of-the-art 3D design and printing technologies. As a passionate educator and seminar speaker, Dr. Lee is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and insights, equipping other dental professionals with the skills to implement advanced digital workflows in their practices.


Join us for a transformative experience and step confidently into the future of digital dental care.



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