Riolo orthodontics is going to the 2018 annual meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists in Washington DC. Dr Riolo will be speaking on Sunday May 6th at the AAO meeting for the 4rd straight year. This year Cali will also be speaking on 3D printing on Monday May 7th and leading a “Hands On” workshop on 3D printing Friday May 4th at the AAO meeting
Dr Riolo’s presentation last year was titled “Lingual Orthodontics: replacement of impacted and missing anterior teeth”. Dr Riolo will be outlining a new technique for the provisional replacement of anterior teeth during orthodontic treatment using cutting edge 3D printing technology. Our new pontic fabrication technique allows integration of the replacement tooth into the design of the custom lingual appliance system and therefore maximizing efficiency and aesthetics for the patient. Dr Riolo’s lecture is focused on the advantages of lingual appliances in orthodontic treatment.
We have been using our Juell and Formlabs2 3D printers to fabricate pontics from either our STL library or those impacted teeth “digitally extracted” and converted from 3D radiographic images to STL file then the impacted canine is “extract” from the STL file edited and printed. the printed tooth is then used in order to fabricate an aesthetic pontic for the patient. the extract STL is also incorporated into the custom appliance system used in the patient orthodontic treatment.