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Carolyn Kittell, DDS

What You Need to Know Before Creating an In-House Lab in Your Practice

Saturday, April 13  |   9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
One (1) CE Hour  | Category B

Course Description
Target Audience: Dentists and Practice Owners

Digital dentistry has changed the way many dentists are practicing. In this course, you will be taken through my practice’s transition from analog to in-house digital lab. From Milling to 3D Printing Workflows, I will share my experience and offer tips for making the transition as smooth as possible for you and your team.

Course Objectives

  • Brief overview of digital technologies and workflow
  • Choosing a mill that fits your practice: Chairside vs 5 Axis Mills (puck)
  • Recommendations for Incorporating 3D Printing into your practice
  • In-house lab workflow – tips on managing scheduling, team member roles and patient expectations

Hands-On Session:
Digitally Assisted Anterior Composite Restorations

Saturday, April 13   |   1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Three (3) CE Hours  | Category B

Cost: $145 (in addition to meeting registration) – Advance sign-up required
*Attendees: please bring your own loupes*

Course Description
Target Audience: Dentists

3DFreeForm combines digital 3D printing technology and freehand direct composite techniques to achieve predictable and aesthetic anterior restorations. This technique minimizes chair time by eliminating the hardest part of most anterior composite restorations by utilizing a digitally designed 3D printed matrix with established proximal contacts and incisal edge position. Freehand direct composite techniques are used to finish the restoration and achieve the beauty and shine that direct composite provides.

This course is designed for dentists, whether they have 3D printing capabilities in their office or not. All levels of digital aptitude are welcome. Participants will be given instructions on how to communicate with their lab for design and fabrication of 3DFreeForm matrix/restoration.

Course Objectives

  • Review the indications and practical application of the 3DFreeform Technique
  • Gain confidence in achieving predictable and beautiful anterior composite restorations by reviewing cosmetic principles such as morphology, material selections and color science.
  • An overview of adhesion and finishing protocols of the 3DFreeform Matrix/Restoration *You will be provided an information sheet design parameters if printing in-house or a to give to your lab technician/lab to design and fabricate matrix/restoration.
  • Hands-on Component: Participants will restore a peg lateral utilizing the 3DFreeForm technique to achieve a predictable, balanced and beautiful restoration.


Speaker Bio

Dr. Carolyn Kittell is an expert in complex restorative and cosmetic dentistry and owner of a thriving private practice, Smile Essentials outside of Denver in Greenwood Village, CO. She received her Bachelors in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene and Doctor of Dental Surgery all from the University of Oklahoma. She is a dedicated knowledge seeker, and through her practice’s transition from analog to digital, she has created a state-of-the-art, in-house dental lab. Dr. Kittell has developed 3DFreeForm, a direct composite technique that incorporates digital smile design, 3D printing and composite techniques for beautiful direct composite restorations.

She is active on Instagram at @carolynkdds and @smileessentialsdentistry