Mind-Blowing Technology with Dr. Cory Glenn

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 80

Hosts: Dr. Peter Boulden & Dr. Craig Spodak

Guest: Dr. Cory Glenn, VP of Technology for Blue Sky Bio

Key Takeaways:

  • Quick Genesis: Dr. Cory Glenn
    • Graduated in 2008, started in solo practice right away
    • Treated Leukemia but back pain never got better
    • Sold the practice due to health issues
  • Overview of where the digital workflow is and where it’s going
    • Digital isn’t new but it is finally accessible
    • The digital space is not a cost impediment
    • Example: Practice Clear Liner Ortho for under $300 a case with a $5k 3d printer
  • Pros and Cons for 3D Printers
    • Moonray
      • Quality printer
      • Plays nice with more materials
      • Simple printer
    • Formlabs
      • Quality printer
      • Closed approach on what materials they will develop profiles for
    • Recommended Digital Printer: Moonray
      • Not because of accuracy but because of materials
      • Speed of print
      • Multi-functional
    • Scanner used to capture information: Shining 3D DSEX Scanner
      • Scans in 5 minutes
    • PVS vs Digital Scanning
      • PVS is preferred, cost is better, builds experience, is less demanding and easier
      • Digital Scanning makes you a better Dentist
    • Discovery of Scanning Impressions
      • Relatively new 2-3 years ago
    • Digitizing workflow and improving accuracy
      • Never send a physical impression to lab
      • Take a physical impression then scan
      • Send STL file to Lab Pronto (Uber for Dentistry)
      • Lab will send back a digital crown made from file
      • Do not need a printer for this process unless you want to print a model to cross-check
    • Recommend Digital Wax ups on everyone because it’s valuable
      • Hire 1 employee that only makes digital wax ups
    • DSD vs Digital Wax Up
      • DSD offers a higher level of service
      • DSD is more expensive
    • Denture Technology
      • One of the most important things a new Dentist should learn
      • Insurance reimbursement for Dentures is very poor yet the lab bill is the highest
      • Dentures are time consuming
      • Digital dentures do not solve these issues
      • Digital dentures are more expensive, does not cut down on time, does not cut down on appointments
      • Blue Sky Plan helps solve these issues with free software, Lab Pronto, printers & scanners
    • Technology is ready to deploy in dentures. A few options include:
      • Print teeth in white and print base in pink then bond together
      • Monolithic denture
      • MFH is a fav
      • Print base, place teeth, then let lab process


Moonray 3D Printer

Formlabs 3D Printer

Shining 3D Scanner

Blue Sky Plan

Lab Pronto

IDT Dental Lab

Darin Throndson


You can’t unring the bell when you show patients what they can look like. – Dr. Peter Boulden

Cheaper, easier, better is the goal. – Dr. Cory Glenn


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