Digital Workflow for Same Day Dentistry: Trends, Indications and Technique
Dr. Maher Atassi – DMD – UAE
Chairside CAD/CAM has been around for several decades now.
Most recently, more and more clinicians and academic institutes around the world are embracing it, thanks to constant advances and updates in software, advances in intraoral scanners, milling machines, and milling strategy.
The end results are superior restorations with better fit and faster turnaround time and an overall enhanced patient experience.
This course will provide participants with an overview of recent advances in digital dentistry and indications for chairside manufacturing.
Participants will also learn about relevant dental material. Strategy for successful intraoral scanning, different milling machines and designing and milling methods.
Digital workflow has transformed the way we practice dentistry today.
This transformation is truly revolutionary: in the clinic, impressions are made using intraoral scanners that goes beyond capturing other important details such as shade, and occlusion in its both, static and dynamic states.
Case analysis can be conducted immediately following intraoral scanning using the software analysis tools to address that may be necessary before patient leaves the clinic.
Clinician can opt to send cases to the dental laboratory for instant feedback and confirmation and for making any required modifications or preparation or impression. Alternatively, Doctors also have the option to produce restorations in house, providing same day final restoration, without the need for fabricating a provisional restoration, or bringing the patient for a second visit, hence, saving chairside time and sparing the patients inconvenience of another session or another anaesthesia, which most of them dread.
Adopting digital work flow is not without its own challenges, practitioners have to decide on their desired level of involvement, they have to also appreciate the learning curve involved, and carefully evaluate the required time, and financial investment.
1. The current role of digital dentistry in private practice
2. Advantages and limitations of chairside digital dentistry
3. Basic principles of scanning and case set-up
4. Currently available material for use with chairside CAD/CAM
5. Differences between classes of milling machines
6. Designing and producing same day partial and full coverage restorations
Who should attend?
• General Practitioners
Workshop Procedure and provided materials:
Demonstration will include proper scanning strategy for the maxillary arch, mandibular arch, occlusion and proper use of digital analysis tools. Demonstration will also include instructions on case set-up, scanning for different type of restorations, designing and sending case to milling machine.
A: Provided materials and equipment (for each participant):
1. Intraoral scanner
2. Laptop computers
3. Plastic tooth model
B: Procedure and demonstration steps:
1. Case set-up
2. Intraoral scanning
10:00 – 11:00 | Lecture: Digital Dentistry – How far have we come? Efficacy and challenges
Same Day Dentistry – Indications and advantages
11:00 – 12:00 | Lecture: Intraoral scanning strategy
Overview of chairside CAD/CAM material and classes of milling machines
12:00 – 13:00 | Hands-On: Step by step restorative design
Dr. Maher Atassi received his Dental Degree from Tufts University, and his Certificate of Prosthodontics from the University of California. Dr. Atassi pursued further surgical training in implant dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, earning this fellowship in October 2001.
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