The Additive Revolution in Dentistry  

3 CE Credits

This informative course on 3D Printing will showcase the current state of dental 3d Printing along with tips & tricks for how to implement this exciting digital technology efficiently for any dental professional.

Course Aim: Beginner Keywords: 3D Printing, Digital Dentistry, Digital Dentures, Treatment Planning, 3shape, exocad 

Course Outline:

  • Intro to 3D Printing: Types of dental 3D printing technologies; accuracy vs. resolution; what to avoid with 3D printing.
  • Optimizing Design for 3D Printing: Open source dental design and 3D printing; 3shape/Exocad and 3D printing.
  • How to Most Effectively Implement 3D Printing Into Your Daily Life: When to print in-house; when to outsource.
  • Future Implications of Dental 3D Printing: Biocompatible polymers; bio-printing.



Chris Kabot is a digital dentistry expert based out of Detroit, specializing in additive manufacturing/3D Printing and digitizing the dental lab/practice. He is currently the Manager of Digital Dentistry at the dental manufacturing powerhouse, Core3D Centres. Previously he was the Applications Engineer for the inventor of the 3D printer, 3D Systems, as well as the Dental Applications Manager for Detroit-based 3D printing company EnvisionTec. 

In his spare time, Chris loves teaching these innovative technology workflows to young dental professionals and dental students that will be crafting the smiles of the future. Getting the youth of the dental industry to adopt these transformative digital workflows is essential to the future oral care of people around the world.  

Previously, Chris pioneered one of the first 3D printed surgical systems for oral and maxillofacial surgeries known as Ibur BioSystems (inventor of the stackable guide), where he was the Director of Business, Product, and Regulatory Development. This ground breaking technology allows for doctors to carry out complex surgeries easier than ever before, making the patient outcomes safe, affordable, and predictable. There is nothing like seeing a patient get a complete smile make-over allowing them to get back their quality of life back.  

Prior to his positions at 3D Systems, EnvisionTec, and Ibur, he was a lab-rat for his family owned orthodontic practice & lab where he learned the building blocks of dentistry. Seeing how digital can transform every facet of the dental business gave him the motivation to dedicate his career to these technologies.