Course Objectives (4 CE Credits)
In restorative dentistry, as in so many facets of the modern world, patients have come to expect services to be rendered in a highly expeditious manner without sacrificing quality of care. Clinicians hesitating to prescribe treatment options and adopt workflows that take advantage of advanced technologies risk losing tech-savvy patients unwilling to spend the time and money once necessary for a similar outcome. In this presentation, Drs. Siamak Abai and Justin Chi use a series of case examples taken from the weekly web series Chairside Live to highlight some of the latest innovations and techniques available in the marketplace to enhance the clinical output of today’s restorative practice. Participants who view this presentation will acquire useful information on topics such as:
- Advantages of and methods for buffering anesthetic
- Same-day dentistry without sacrificing durability
- Taking advantage of more translucent zirconia materials in the anterior
- Creating an esthetic smile with lithium silicate veneers
- Incorporating an in-office mill into an all-digital workflow
- Immediate implantation of a fresh extraction socket
- Step-by-step computer-aided design of a full-arch denture
Computer-aided technologies and advanced restorative materials have empowered clinicians to deliver high-quality treatment in a faster, more precise and more predictable manner than ever. Remaining abreast of these innovations will enable dentists to incorporate those most suited for their client base and case load, providing the means to serve their patients with the value of care they deserve in a timeline they can appreciate. In this presentation, Drs. Siamak Abai and Justin Chi use several case examples featured on episodes of Chairside Live to discuss their preferred methods, materials and equipment for streamlining workflows and treatment plans that both benefit the patient and increase the efficiency of the restorative 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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