Evaluating Traditional Analog Versus Single-Visit CAD/CAM Workflows

  • Thursday 1/26/2023
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Course Code: 161TL
  • Cost: $35
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 256
  • Credits: 1 CE Hour
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Brett Stein, DMD received his D.M.D. from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA where he graduated with honors in clinical dentistry. Dr. Stein completed his three-year Advanced Graduate training in Prosthodontics and a Masters in Medical Sciences (M.M.Sc.) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA where he was Chief Resident and heavily involved in clinical research. Today, he is a full-time private practitioner in Boston specializing in Prosthodontics. While Dr. Stein enjoys all facets of his specialty, he has found increasing enjoyment and prowess in restoring teeth in the esthetic zone. He strives to stay up-to-date in the latest advances in the digital technology workflow and its implementation for optimal patient experience, lab communication, and treatment outcome.

We are practicing in an incredible era. From diagnosis and treatment planning through to the final restoration, digital technologies have improved the quality of care and the patient experience. However, when we consider the single-visit CAD/CAM restoration, does the “chairside” prosthesis measure up to that of the skilled master technicians? If not, is it reasonable to provide these services to our patients? This presentation identifies the factors in implementing CAD/CAM procedures for the restoration of teeth in the esthetic zone. Such factors explored include material choice, patient personalities and economics. This course will address the when, why, and how pertaining to CAD/CAM and conventional workflows.

Please note: $35 Non Member Fee NO CHARGE for MDS Members- Registration Required.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Understand porcelain and ceramic material properties
  • Describe indications for porcelain and ceramic materials and methods of prosthesis characterization
  • Compare advantages of various chairside intraoral scanners and computer-aided design versus analog techniques for diagnostic work-up
  • Explain indications for placing a temporary restoration versus a single-visit final restoration.
  • Compare computer-aided manufacturing versus analog fabrication as well as treatment time and economic impact
Recommended Audience: Dentist