Installation of the plugin
First download the OsiriX version of your choice, then download the last Dental3DPlugin version using the OsiriX Plugin Manager.
You can also download the latest version of Dental3DPlugin, and install it by clicking twice on the downloaded file, but if you have several versions of OsiriX on your computer, this way may not work properly.
Run the plugin
Select a patient in the OsiriX database.
Open the 3D study with two clicks.
Click in the menu on “Plugins>Other>Dental3DPlugin”.
Create a curved path
Create a curved path in the axial view with the Curved Path tool.
Basic steps for drawing an implant
In the middle transverse view, draw a line with the Implant tool. As an alternative way, you can use the Length tool, right-click on the measurement and choose “Draw an implant” in the context menu.
Right-click on an implant and choose “Info…” for opening the Implant Info panel or click on the Implant Info icon in the plugin tool bar.
Shortcuts for moving an implant
The easier way to move an implant on the transverse view is to drag it with the mouse. An alternative way is to use the Arrow keys for moving the implant up, down, and in mesial or distal directions (on the transverse View).
Draw a nerve
First select the length measurement tool, then right click on the middle transverse view and choose “Add nerve point”. You can also drag the nerve points.
3D Surface Rendering
Click on the 3D SR icon or select Plugins>Dental3DPlugin>3D Surface Rendering or type “D”.
Import a model (study model / wax-up model)
You can add optical scans from study plaster models and/or wax-up models, in order to guide implant placement for partially edentulous patients. The drill guide will be built on the study model. The wax-up model will help you to place the implants in the ideal position.
Key “A” : hold to move an Imported 3D Object (usually a wax-up model).
Matching a study model on the patient Iso surface
Select “Plugins>Dental3DPlugin>3D Surface Rendering>Match Model on Iso Surface” or click on the first Matching icon on the Surface Rendering window. First put two or three 3D Points on the center of some teeth of the study model, then put the same number of 3D Points on the same teeth of the patient, and on the same location. Click on the “Match” button to perform the matching. The sliders allow fine tuning.
Key “A” : hold to move a 3D Model.
Matching a wax-up model on a study model
Select “Plugins>Dental3DPlugin>3D Surface Rendering>Match Wax-up Model on Study Model” or select the second Matching icon on the Surface Rendering window. First put one or two 3D Point on the center of a tooth of the wax-up model, then put a 3D Point on the same tooth of the study model, and on the same location. Click on the “Match” button to perform the matching.
Key “A” : hold to move a 3D Model.
Tooth/mucosa-supported Drill Guide design
You can easily design a Tooth Supported Surgical Guide in Dental3DPlugin and export it in STL in order to print it out with a 3D printer. You’ll need at least a partially edentulous study model. A wax-up model will help you to place the implant in the best position.
Select Plugins>Dental3DPlugin>Tooth/Mucosa-supported Drill Guide or click on the Tooth/mucosa-supported Drill Guide icon in the Surface Rendering window to open the Drill Guide design window. Put several 3D Points on the model to design the guide.
Bone-supported Drill Guide design
You can easily design a Bone Supported Surgical Guide in Dental3DPlugin and export it in STL in order to print it out with a 3D printer.
Select Plugins>Dental3DPlugin>Bone-supported Drill Guide or click on the Bone-supported Drill Guide icon in the Surface Rendering window to open the Drill Guide design window. Put several 3D Points on the Iso Surface to design the guide.
Other Dental3DPlugin shortcuts
Key “C” : center the views.
Key “X” : delete all the ROIs of the series for the current curved path position.
CTRL + “P” : Jpeg image export.