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Exocademy Layout Zero Lesson Courses Course & Lesson Notes To access this post, you must purchase XOcademy Annual Membership, XOcademy Annual Membership with Base Dongle or exocad Ultimate Lab Bundle.

In this quick tip, I demonstrate how to download the ZRS tooth libraries directly to your exocad Galway installation folder from within the DentalCAD program.

In this XOcademy video, I discuss how to make some simple changes to your XML files that enable some nice little customizations. Do you ever want to change the insertion direction of your crown or bridge? Some new exocad users have found it confusing, having to go to expert mode and selecting the correct step. By adding a single line of code to the settings file, you can enable the Correct Insertion Direction step by default. The second setting involves contact areas. By default, DentalCAD doesn’t display adjacent contacts. You have to enable adjacents contact visualization manually. By adding another single line of code, you can have adjacent contact visualization enabled by default, saving you a few button clicks. Even though these are small changes, I’ve found it makes my workflow more automated and enjoyable.

To access this post, you must purchase XOcademy Annual Membership, XOcademy Annual Membership with Base Dongle or exocad Ultimate Lab Bundle.

v2.4 Plovdiv - Release Candidate The next version of exocad dentalCAD, v2.4 Plovdiv, is out for testing. One of the big changes in this version is the functionality of the full dentures add-on module. Exocad now allows design of a…

Quick Tip - Database Customization This video explains how to change your exocad CAD-DATA database location and folder and file naming convention. The default folder name that exocad saves each project in doesn't contain pertinent case information, like case name…

Quick Tip - Articulating Quadrant Scans This Quick Tip shows you how to articulate scans when you don't have a full arch and cannot use automatic alignment. Your Name Your Email Message Check out XOcademy on Social Media [et_social_follow icon_style="simple"…

Quick Tip - Webview This Quick Tip shows you how to generate a webview compatible file for you to email your technician, patient, or other collaborators. Your Name Your Email Message Check out XOcademy on Social Media [et_social_follow icon_style="simple" icon_shape="rounded"…

Quick Tip - Virtual Bracket Removal This Quick Tip is a summary how to remove orthodontic brackets or attachments to fabricate retainers before the patient's debonding appointment. This way, your patient doesn't need a separate appointment just for retainer delivery.…

Here's a Watch Me Work video designing upper and lower immediate dentures for a doc in a pinch. This entire design took about 1:15 and the office was able to print (a few states away), characterize, and deliver right after…

Quick Tip - Inverting Normals This Quick Tip reviews how to flip or invert the normals of the .STL mesh. This allows me to scan an impression and invert it to use it as a scan in the workflow. In…

Webinar - Smile Design Preview In this Weekly Webinar recording I review the Smile Design module available with the upcoming Matera release. In this webinar we discussed: ✅Invoking the Smile Design module.✅Importing retracted and smile view photos.✅Using the multi-planar tooth…

Webinar - Custom Tooth Library In this Weekly Webinar recording I review tools to create your own custom tooth library. In this webinar we discussed: ✅Various tooth anatomical regions.✅Changing tooth anatomy definitions.✅Creating a novel tooth library from .STL files. Your…

Webinar - Default Material Parameters In this Weekly Webinar recording I review tools to change the default material parameters. In this webinar we discussed: ✅How to change the default material parameters.✅How to alter the milling parameter extreme values.✅The differences between…

Webinar - Denture Base MeshMixer In this Weekly Webinar recording I review tools to create a denture base with MeshMixer using designs from exocad. In this webinar we discussed: ✅How to perform Boolean operations in MeshMixer✅Duplicating objects.✅Transforming objects by rotation,…

This Quick Tip reviews how to change the default material settings you select in DentalDB. This helps me to ensure I have my preferred settings as defaults so I don’t miss any changes I need to make for every design…

Webinar - All-On-X Conversion Using MeshMixer Here is the fourteenth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing the next phase of All-On-X treatment - creating conversion dentures. In this webinar we discussed: ✅ How to design a full arch prosthesis.✅ How you can…

Webinar - Margination Here is the eleventh of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing the next phase of All-On-X treatment. In this webinar we discussed: ✅ How to design a full arch prosthesis.✅ How you can alter the prosthesis using attachments.✅ How you should…

Webinar - Margination Here is the tenth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing margination during the design process. In this webinar we discussed: ✅ How to margination methods work.✅ How can you alter the jaw scan if you see acquisition errors?✅ What you…

Webinar - Waxup Preview Here is the ninth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing provisionalization. Chairside temporaries can look beautiful and be efficient. But nothing beats having those temps sitting on the counter top, waiting for the patient beforehand. For…

Webinar - Waxup Preview Here is the eighth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing single waxup previews. Case presentation can make or break a case. If you don't have a realistic preview or expectation of what treatment outcomes can look…

Webinar - Same Day Flipper Here is the seventh of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing single interim partial dentures. Flippers are one of those things that when you need it, you need it yesterday. What if you could print a…

Webinar - All about bite splints Here is the sixth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing bite splints. Bite splint therapy is one of the more common procedures in the office. What if you could print a splint and deliver…

Webinar - ROI/ROE with Kevin Rossen Here is the fifth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing ROI/ROE as they relate to the business side of digital dentistry. Return on investment is only one way to measure what you will get…

Webinar - Scan Bodies Here is the fourth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing the scan bodies. I first thought scan bodies only relayed what kind of implant and platform I was using to restore to. Boy, was I ever…

Webinar - Bite Splints Appliances and Attachments Here is the third of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing the bite splints, appliances, and attachments. Here's the replay video for XOcademy students to view, no additional registration required. We discussed: ✅  Setting…

Webinar - All-On-X Part 01 Here is the second of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing the first step in the All-On-X prosthesis workflow. Here's the replay video for XOcademy students to view, no additional registration required. We discussed: ✅  Setting…

Webinar - Surgical guide, custom abutment, single unit implant crown A new platform I am trying to get in my regular rotation is a weekly webinar where I share my workflows for different projects. It's like weekly open office hours…

Single Tooth Mirrored Mirror a Single Central Exocad is great at creating full arch prostheses and appliances, but it can also handle single units without a problem. And we don't always need the software to design a full arch. We…

Full Workflow Courses

12 Lessons

exoplan – single maxillary implant

In this first course on exoplan, we review the planning and placement of a single maxillary implant. We start with a CBCT DICOM set and upper and lower optical scans. For this first course, we are demonstrating implant planning for a previously extracted site.

7 Lessons

Full Denture – Single Arch

In this course we will go through the wizard steps for the new full denture design definition of a single arch.

12 Lessons

Printed Dentures

Create a monolithic denture to print in a single resin, or design a denture base to print separately from denture teeth.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Webview Communications

Find out how to export your case and open in the exocad webview app or website in this Quick Tip.

6 Lessons

Virtual Bracket Removal

Learn how to virtually remove ortho brackets to make retainers prior to the debonding / debracketing appointment.

8 Lessons

Positioning Jig

Designing a positioning jig is a quick way to make sure your provisionals are correctly seated without knowing where the margins are to start.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Inverting Normals

This Quick Tip reviews how to flip or invert the normals of the .STL mesh. This allows me to scan an impression and invert it to use it as a scan in the workflow.

8 Lessons

Provisional – Shell Temporaries

Create provisional, shell temporary or interim restorations beginning with only a pre-operative jaw scan.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Materials Configuration Tool

This Quick Tip reviews how to change the default material settings you select in DentalDB. This helps me to ensure I have my preferred settings as defaults so I don't miss any changes I need to make for every design and keep my restoration designs consistent between patients.

5 Lessons

Customizations

This course will review the customizations you can make to configuration files within exocad.

9 Lessons

Crown – Single Tooth v2.2

This course will walk you through the workhorse of your practice production: a single crown on a natural tooth.

8 Lessons

Mockup Preview – Single Tooth Mirrored

Let's be honest, we're not always doing full arch treatment. Sometimes we only want a single tooth to be a mirrored replica. This course will show you how to make a model of a mirrored tooth for case presentation or making a template.

9 Lessons

Model Creator – v2.2

This is a full walkthrough of the Model Creator module for printed models, with updates for v2.2 Valletta. New features include independent die insertion directions, gingival masks, and 3D printer presets.

1 Lesson

Quick Tip – Bite Splint Dynamic Occlusion

Designing bite splints is pretty quick with exocad. Let's make them even quicker! This Quick Tip demonstrates incorporating dynamic occlusion in your bite splint designs automatically.

1 Lesson

WMW – Single Crown – Natural Tooth – BioCopy

This WMW Course is designing a single crown on a natural tooth using the direct copy function. We're copying a crown form to the new design so there should be minimal adjustments needed.

1 Lesson

Watch Me Work – WMW – Bite Splint

The new courses "Watch Me Work" will catalog the digital workflow without explaining each step and setting. In the first WMW, Bite Splint, we design a functional bite splint.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Merge & Save Restorations – PMMA Over Bar

If you've ever gotten to the end of the design wizard and can't find your saved files, this quick tip will end all your frustrations.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Virtual Articulator Settings & Automatic Articulation

We review some new virtual articulator settings and automatic articulation feature.

10 Lessons

Secondary Substructure

We design an implant supported bar substructure, then another secondary substructure that will be cemented on top with retention pins.

10 Lessons

Interim Partial Denture

We design an interim partial denture (flipper) with a reduced labial surface to achieve better esthetics.

9 Lessons

Mockup Preview

The goal of this course is to create a smile design waxup and edit the design and scans to eventually print models for a treatment plan presentation.

9 Lessons

Hybrid Sub- and Suprastructures

By the conclusion of this course you should be able to convert your removable substructure into a fixed hybrid substructure and secondly, fabricate a suprastructure from a different file and material.

11 Lessons

Thimble Crowns

Thimble crowns is a variation in the generic tooth cutback library. This course walks you through designing a full arch of thimble crown cutback preparations and includes gingiva design cutback.

6 Lessons

Denture Base

This is a workaround course to show a way to make a denture base with tooth sockets without using the denture module.

9 Lessons

Conversion Denture

Having the most complete prosthesis you can fabricate prior to a patient appointment will save you time and effort chairside, and make for a stronger transitional prosthesis.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – 3D Optimization

Some options or functionality is only available when you have an optimized construction of merged parts.

5 Lessons

Screw Retained Crown and Custom Abutment

This course explains how to make a screw retained crown on a custom abutment. The typical workflow only allows for a cement retained crown on a custom abutment.

4 Lessons

Insertion Jig

This three lesson course describes how to use the bite splint module to design an insertion jig for custom abutments.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Screw Hole Design

Have you ever wondered what those circles indicate, or how to isolate design areas for a screw hole?

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Insertion Jig – FREE

In this Quick Tip, we review a novel way to make an abutment insertion jig using exocad and Meshmixer.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Virtual Extraction

In this exocademy Quick Tip, we’re going to review a method to virtually extract a tooth before we begin the design process.

11 Lessons

Custom Abutment

This course will walk you through designing a cement retained single crown on a custom designed abutment.

7 Lessons

Single Crown – Implant – Screw Retained

Design a screw retained crown on a prefabricated stock implant abutment.

9 Lessons

Bridge – Tooth Supported

This course will walk through the steps to design a 3-unit fixed partial denture that is all tooth supported.

1 Lesson

Quick Tip – Color Scanning with CS3600

Color scans are nice to view in exocad when designing our restorations, especially when making smile design previews for our doctors and patients.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Change Reconstruction Type

Did you forget a small step in your Job Definition? Don't worry! You can change it in the middle of your design workflow with the Change Reconstruction Type expert tool.

8 Lessons

Single Crown – Tooth

Single unit restorations are the bread and butter of most dental practices. This course walks you through the steps of creating a single unit crown, designed either as a copy of a neighboring tooth or from a tooth library.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Model Creator Implant Library

This is an explanation why you cannot import the CADapp implant library into the Model Creator implant library.

4 Lessons

All-On-X – Part Two

Take the virtual waxup from Part One and create an implant supported prosthesis.

7 Lessons

All-On-X – Part One

This is part one of a two part course series. Part one takes initial records to designing a clinical waxup that can be used for records verification or waxup try-in.

0 Lessons

Quick Tip – Virtual Articulator Mounting

Quick Tip: Two different ways to mount models in your virtual articulator.

9 Lessons

Model Creator – Full Tutorial

Walkthrough tutorial of the Model Creator module.

9 Lessons

Custom Trays – Provisional Waxup Method

Design custom trays as provisional prostheses and add teeth for preliminary diagnostics.

0 Lessons

Navigation and Tools – Correct Antagonist

Realign and correctly orient your antagonist scan in relation to your treatment jaw scan.

0 Lessons

Navigation and Tools – Register Meshes

Align two scans or meshes on top of one another.

4 Lessons

Navigation and Tools

Exocad program navigation and expert tools, what do they mean and how do you use them.

1 Lesson

Custom Trays – Adding Attachment Handles

Add a custom handle to your custom tray.

2 Lessons

Custom Trays – Bite Splint Method

Learn multiple methods to design custom trays and augment according to your preferences.

9 Lessons

Bite Splint – Full Workflow

Design an occlusal splint, from work order to manufacture.

1 Lesson

Single Crown – FREE

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1 Lesson

Bite Splint – Functional Occlusion

Visualize functional occlusion and the importance in fabricating an occlusal splint.

1 Lesson

Bite Splint – Undercut Visualization

Visualize undercuts in your model to design more retentive appliances.

1 Lesson

Bite Splint – Mounting Models

Opening model scans that are in occlusion using the Virtual Articulator module.

1 Lesson

Bite Splint – Correcting Antagonist

Adjust the position of a scan that is in occlusion to accommodate bite splint material.

1 Lesson

Importing Implant Library – Restoration

Importing an implant library to Exocad so you can design an implant supported restoration.

1 Lesson

Model Builder – Intro Walkthrough

Introduction to the Model Builder module in exocad.

1 Lesson

Custom Tray with Waxup – FREE

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1 Lesson

Model Creator – FREE

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1 Lesson

Bite Splint Function – FREE

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