Course Objectives (2 CE Credits)
Better fit, anatomy, occlusion and esthetics, plus greater consistency and predictability of every restoration: these are what all dentists want. The dental laboratory is better able, more now than ever before, to give dentists what they want, while using traditional materials and tested technologies. This presentation shows that dentists do not have to change anything they currently do to enjoy the benefits of CAD/CAM dentistry. Learning about the latest dental technology presents an opportunity to discuss and demonstrate old, improved, and new practice tips and techniques. Participants that complete the presentation will acquire useful information in many areas, including the following:
- What CAD/CAM dentistry is all about and what it means to the patient and your dental practice
- Painless anesthesia, consistently reliable preparation and impression techniques
- Post and core build-up technique
- Temporization techniques that result in healthy papilla and tissues, and better esthetic results
- Discussion, patient acceptance and demonstration of no-prep veneers to finish a smile
- Before and after images show impressive esthetic results obtained using CAD/CAM technology
- Many practice tips that make for better fitting and more natural-looking crowns
- Demonstrations and recommendations of dental instruments and materials
Dentists do not have to change what they currently do to enjoy the benefits of CAD/CAM dentistry. This presentation reviews the latest advances in dental laboratory technology and restorative options, and what they mean to you and your patients. The practice tips and techniques presented will help you improve your results, and your patients will be happier and more satisfied with their final restorations. From cementable ceramics to CAD/CAM PFMs, before and after images in different clinical situations show how technology makes it even easier for you to produce outstanding restorations in your practice.
CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials that are presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise personal professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.
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