Project Description

In-Office Clear Orthodontic Aligners

Learn how to use current software and hardware to design and fabricate clear orthodontic aligners to treat appropriate cases!

While outsourcing clear aligner production takes a significant amount of time and money — producing clear aligners in-house saves money, offers faster turnaround times, and guarantees high-quality, consistent results.

In this CE course, Rick Ferguson DMD, DABOI/ID, DICOI, an educator in implant dentistry of 20 years, walk through the full production workflow, including the software, tools, and proper materials needed to create dental aligners in your own office.

  • Location: Digital Cyrne – Amadora / Lisboa / Portugal.

  • Course: In-Office Clear Orthodontic Aligners.

  • Language: English.

  • Date: 23/10/2020 and 24/10/2020.

  • Schedule: 9.00h – 19.00h.



  • Software training – Aligning teeth, Placing attachments etc.
  • Generation of 3D (STL) Models for Digital Planning – IOS or CBCT.
  • How to align teeth quickly and effi ciently.
  • Digital Bracket Placement for indirect bonding.
  • Fabricating indirect bonding trays.
  • Where to position brackets and how to do so.
  • Exporting models for 3D printing.
  • Introduction to 3D printing.
  • Setting up models for 3D printing.
  • Outsource Print options.
  • In-Offi ce 3D Printer Options.
  • Clear aligner fabrication – Hands on with Models.
  • Placing attachments – Hands on with Models.
  • Tips and tricks for the aligner delivery appointments.


Earned his DMD from the University of Florida in 1993
and has been involved in teaching Dental Implantology and practicing conventional Ortho for the last 20 years.
He has adopted several low cost 3D printers to dentistry and has developed techniques of digital dentistry which are now being used worldwide such as in-office clear orthodontic aligners.