Orthodontic Study Models


Over 1 hour of content. Earn 10 CE credits from the National Board of Certification.


Study models in orthodontics are taken to record the initial/baseline malocclusion of the patient. They may be used to allow a more accurate assessment of the malocclusion and facilitate measurement. Good study models will show all the teeth, with well-defined sulci. The models are trimmed in the laboratory so that when placed on their ‘heel’ the teeth are in the patient’s intercuspal relationship. Within this course you will learn how to create Orthodontic Study Models to the standards outlined by the American Board of Orthodontists. Also, you will see how to digitally store these physical models.

Course Information

This course comes with 12 months of streaming access and handout materials. You may rewatch the course as many times as you wish.

Continuing Education Credits

This course includes free Continuing Eduction (CE) submission to the National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC). To receive CE credit, you must complete the work listed in the last chapter of this course and then submit a series of digital photographs to our instructors. Once approved, you will be able to download and print a letter and certificate of course completion.

Type: Scientific
Hours: 10
Validity: Credits are valid during your one-year renewal cycle.*

Course Chapters

1 Course Introduction (0:59)
2 Impression & Bite Taking (7:18)
3 Pour Orthodontic Study Model (10:00)
4a Introduction to Study Model Bases (7:06)
4b Part-1 Orient Upper & Lower Study Model Bases (8:00)
4c Part-2 Study Model Base Side Trim (8:57)
5 Study Model Carve & Finish (13:57)
6 Digital Archive Study Models (11:14)
7 Study Model Conclusion – CE Credit (1:27)

Total time: Approximately 1 hr. 9 min.



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