Save Time, Increase Accuracy and Improve Productivity

DATE: Sunday, June 4, 2023

TIME:  Registration 8:30 a.m. - Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is recommended; registrations can be completed the morning of class.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University School of Dentistry - 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 180

"Portrait of Dr. David Maddy"
David M. Maddy, DMD

Director of International Outreach and Service Learning
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Comprehensive Dentistry
School of Dentistry, University of Louisville


Splint construction is a common procedure performed in a dental office and there are various design types and techniques for fabrication. When seating an acrylic splint utilizing a traditional lab processed technique, the contact markings on the splint observed in the mouth commonly do not replicate the design made in the lab.  Because of this, the splint often requires considerable adjustment to duplicate the original lab design.

This presentation will discuss how to make a predictable additive printed splint, with a total operator time of 45 minutes that will guarantee complete splint seating. Discussion will include how to use software design to produce all the necessary occlusal contacts and how to record an accurate and predicable CR digital mounting.  By following these procedures there will minimal adjustment time at the delivery appointment.


Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most common reasons a traditional lab processed splint technique has inaccuracies when delivered in the mouth
  • Learn the principles of muscle force management
  • Comprehend the principles of creating a protective, comfortable, and predictable occlusion in the splint design
  • Implement the use of digital technology through scanning the dentitions
  • Understand how the use of software can create a protective design with ease
  • Comprehend the process and simplicity of 3D additive printing
  • Discover the preferred use of splint materials
  • Be able to implement a recording of a digital centric relation bite registration

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