- Resin Related Questions
- General Questions
- Rodin Sculpture Related Questions
- Software Related Questions
- Misc. Questions
3D printing resins contain chemicals of different weights; therefore, it is essential to thoroughly mix the resin prior to starting a new print job.
- For resin already in the resin vat, use a silicon blade to gently stir in settled ceramic
fillers at the bottom of the resin tank.
- Before dispensing the resin from the bottle, use a plastic spatula to stir the bottom of
the bottle for several minutes before dispensing or mix using an automated bottle roller
for 30 minutes.
- If the bottle has been in storage for excess of a month, it is recommended to roll the
bottle for 1 hour to allow ceramic fillers to reintegrate back into suspension.
A: It is best to designate a vat with a specific resin. Store covered vat in a cool, dark area when not in use. Alternatively, unused resin can be poured into the original bottle for storage.
When pouring resin from a tank or other vessel back into the bottle, always pour through a fine mesh filter. This will trap partially-cured debris and prevent resin contamination of the rest of your bottle, prolonging the life of your materials.
A: 3D photopolymer resins are light-sensitive, sensitive to ambient office lights and sunlight from a window. Therefore, it is essential to not leave resin bottles open. Resin that has been poured into a resin tank should be covered if not used.
It is best to store resin between 65F and 85F. Printing temp should be set to 30 degrees Celsius for optimum performance if applicable. If the bottle is stored in colder lab conditions as indicated above, it is recommended to place resin bottle with lid tightly sealed in a warm water bath.
A: For best results, use spring-loaded clippers to remove printed design from supports.
Alternatively, use a sharp-edged metal spatula to carefully pry and remove the finished print from the build platform. Always remember to push the blade away from your body to avoid injury.
A: All Pac-Dent Rodin Resins undergo rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness per ISO guidelines and product-specific standards. Rodin Class I and Class II resins have been cleared for biocompatibility.
A: Pac-Dent Rodin Resins have a shelf life of one year.
A: Rodin Resins are manufactured in the USA.
A: Pac-Dent is warehoused in Brea, California.
A: For Technical Support related questions specific to Rodin Resins, fill out the Technical form on our site or call 714-990-5488 between the hours of 7 AM to 4 PM PST.
A: Pac-Dent serves as the manufacturer of the product and we do not sell directly to end users. However, Rodin Resins are carried by most major dental distributors. To connect with an authorized distributor please fill out the following form: https://rodin-3d.com/dealer-form/
A: Total elapsed time between removing AOX provisional from the 3D printer and taking
to the final light cure process will take approximately 45 minutes for an experienced
technician to complete.
Total elapsed time between removing a single crown restoration from the 3D printer
and taking to the final light cure process will take approximately 35 minutes for an
experienced technician to complete.
A: Total elapsed time when printing a denture base and tooth arch simultaneously will
take approximately 2-4 hours to complete dependent on 3D printer type, selected
layer thickness, and orientation strategy implemented.
A: Rodin Sculpture has a very similar formulation to Pac-Dent’s flowable composites such as
Opticomp and Optiflow. Because of this, it has the same longevity, lasting a minimum of
A: Rodin Sculpture may not have the same strength properties compared to Zirconia
products but has a low flexural modulus meaning that Rodin Sculpture is not brittle
which minimizes chance of restoration failure.
A: This is one of the advantages to 3D printing, you can reprint archived CAD designs and
fabricate a new full arch without bringing the patient in for a rescan or new VPS
impression. It is possible to repair minor chips with acrylic based composite systems.
A: Single crown weight is roughly 3-5 grams on average when accounting for support
structures and uncured resin waste. A conservative crown count would be approximately
240 crowns per 1.2kg bottle of Rodin Sculpture.
A: Print speeds are determined by many factors. That being said, you can print as fast as
20 minutes per crown and 30 minutes per full arch if printing at 150μm layers
depending on the 3D printer.
A: Efficiency speeds of 3D printing and postprocessing can deliver a finished crown in ⅓
time faster compared to milling and glazing a finished crown.
A: Permanent crowns printed with Rodin Sculpture qualify for ADA insurance code D2740.
This is because our material can be classified as “predominantly ceramic” as it contains
over 50% ceramic filler.
A: Nesting software is specific to the 3D printer used. Ackuretta Sol in combination
Alpha3D, Asiga MAX in combination with Composer, etc. to generate sliced print files.
Design software specific for generating dental restoration CAD files is a separate yet
critical component to the esthetics of the final product. Top design suites include
ExoCad, 3Shape, META, Itero.
A: Difficult to answer- really depends on the student's ability to grasp 3D printing
concepts and the experience of the instructor. In most cases, it takes a couple weeks of
training to have a sound understanding.
A: Rodin Sculpture 3D resin is designed to print in conjunction with DLP (Digital light processing) and LCD (Liquid crystal display) technology based 3D printers that emit light at 385 nanometer wavelengths (optimal) or 405 nanometer wavelengths.
The Pac-Dent list of current validated 3D printers optimized for use with RS resin include;
- Asiga Max
- Asiga Pro4K
- Asiga Pico 2
- Ackuretta Sol
- Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K
- Phrozen Sonic 4K 2022
- Phrozen Sonic XL 2022
- Carbon M1 and M2 (DLP)
A: No, the light intensity emitted from the laser diode is extreme compared light emitted from DLP and LCD light sources. If an end user were to try to print Rodin resins with an SLA based printer, dimensional inaccuracies or failed prints will occur.
A: For best mechanical properties, we recommend the OtoFlash G171 for use with all Rodin Resins.
Alternative validated light cure units include:
- Ackuretta Curie
- Dreve PCU LED N2
- FormLabs FormCure
A: Apply Rodin light curable glaze to enhance characterization of printed restorations or provisionals, eliminating time consuming labor-intensive hand-polishing.
Conventional dental polishing tools and techniques can be used to finish a C&B restoration and denture appliances.
Q: WHAT TYPES OF RODIN SCULPTURE RESTORATIONS QUALIFY FOR INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENTS UNDER NEWLY AMENDED ADA CODE (D2740)?
A: Single crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays,
A: 3 unit bridges, full arch denture teeth, all-on-x Provisionals.
A: The doctor will prep the targeted tooth/teeth, scan the mouth with an intraoral scanner to take a digital impression. The scan data will be converted to a file that can be imported to a dental design software platform such as 3Shape, ExoCAD, Meta. The restoration or denture appliance will be created and converted to a 3D printable (.STL) file.
For an in depth tutorial, check out our workflow videos: https://rodin-3d.com/technical-support/workflow-videos/
We recommend using the Denture Base material or Rodin Glaze as they are the same
basic formulation as Rodin Sculpture. This means when the product is light cured, the
resin will create a strong bond between the denture base and sculpture
Sprint Ray is a closed-system printer company, meaning that materials have to be
validated by them and uploaded as print profiles. At this time, Pac-Dent resins are not
yet validated by Sprint-Ray.
Rodin™ Sculpture 2.0$399.00
Rodin™ Surgical Guide$249.00
Rodin™ Denture Base$299.00
Rodin™ Bite Tray$249.00
Rodin™ All-Purpose Glaze$119.00
Rodin™ Castable Resin$249.00
Rodin™ Ortho IBT$249.00
Rodin™ Palette Naturalizing Kit$349.00