BUNDLE NAME : 30.32-Quick Study Models Fabrication Course


Intended Audience and Prerequisites

The Primary Audience for this course are employees of the office who are fabricating quick study models to check the teeth during Clear Aligner Therapy.

Course Content of 30.32-Quick Study Models Fabrication Course

Plaster study models illustrating the maximum intercuspation of the teeth of a patient have been an essential diagnostic tool for orthodontists for decades. In this time of transition from trimmed hand-held plaster models to intraoral scans of the teeth and digital models, it is essential that dental practitioners know how to fabricate quick plaster models to evaluate the occlusion when the patient is not present. These properly trimmed models should show the habitual occlusion of the patient. They should also be trimmed relative to the stable midpalatal raphe as a reference line to evaluate dental symmetry in each arch.

This course was put together quickly when it was evident that dental students did not know how to pour and trim quick study models so that they would be diagnostic for occlusion. This course should be redone, but until then, it is the only course available online.

The Educational Goal and Objectives for 30.32-Quick Study Models Fabrication Course

Goal - The goal of this course is to train the student to fabricate quick plaster study models from alginate impressions that are diagnostic of occlusal relationships and dental symmetry.

Objectives - At the conclusion of this presentation the learner will:

  1. Pour alginate impressions using orthodontic plaster.
  2. Lay the set arch dentition models on poured preformed bases
  3. Trim the poured plaster models so that they will occlude together when placed on their backs on a flat surface reflecting the true occlusion of the patient and trimmed to diagnose dental symmetry.

Course Materials Included in this CE Activity:

After creation of a free OrthoTraining Student Account, selection of the 30.32-Quick Study Models Fabrication Course and payment of the US$40 subscription fee for 30 days of access, the user will receive:

  1. 30 days of access to the 30.32-Quick Study Models Fabrication Course
    • Interactive online Presentation available for unlimited viewing during the access period
    • 1 Interactive online Knowledge Quiz to measure learning
  2. SCORM Tracking- Collects data on student viewing time, Presentation score, and Knowledge Quiz scores for "grade" reporting
  3. Student Dashboard Report- Listing progress in completion of the course requirements used to generate a "grade" for the course if needed
  4. Printable copy of the Course Completion Certificate with ADA-CERP OrthoTraining-Awarded CE Credits
  5. Downloadable digital copies
    • Instructions for a Student Notebook- to include in a Student Notebook that also may enclose course documents and checklists
    • Course documents: a Course Script listing the narration of each presentation slide
    • Step-by-step and quality control checklists that are used in the hands-on training
  6. Online Feedback Form to OrthoTraining to evaluate the quality of the course


Other Information about this CE Activity: 30.32-Quick Study Models Fabrication Course

Course Subscription Fee: 30.32-Quick Study Models Fabrication Course subscription fee is US$40 for 30 days of access to the course and Course Resources for a single user.

The Course Instructor is Dr. Rebecca Poling, an ABO-certified orthodontist, former professor at a major US university, international lecturer, and the Founder of OrthoTraining. She has no conflicts of interest.