Course Objectives (2 CE Credits)
Participants will become more familiar with and better appreciate the many benefits of digital treatment planning for single-tooth restorations after taking this course, which walks the viewer through the progressive stages of the process: Diagnostic Appointment; CT Scan; Case Submission; Digital Treatment Planning and Surgical Guide Fabrication; and Digital Plan Review and Acceptance. They will also become more aware of the options available that help streamline the digital treatment planning process and provide enhanced precision in implant restorations. The article and accompanying photo essay address these key concepts:
- Diagnostic appointments
- CT scanning and scanning appliances
- Submitting digital cases to the lab (Note: This portion demonstrates how digital submissions are done through Glidewell Laboratories.)
- Digital treatment planning
- Surgical guide fabrication
As technology continues to grow exponentially, digital treatment planning and scanning technologies have ushered modern dentistry into a new era, one where digital technologies are truly changing the landscape. Digital technologies enable doctors to provide better care for their patient base with more accurate diagnosis, the ability to read patient-specific anatomy, and individualized treatment in implant restoration cases.
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.