Digital Dentistry: Entering the CADCAM World

Course Fee: $

Early Enrollment: $

CDE Credits: 7
September 21, 2019
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Key Concepts and Hands-on Experience



Colby Smith, DDS
Assistant Clinical Professor Residency Program Director, AEGD UCLA Venice Clinic, UCLA School of Dentistry

Michael Capio, DDS
Lecturer, UCLA School of Dentistry


This course provides a systematic approach to learn about incorporating digital impression systems and CAD/CAM technology into your practice. We will discuss digital impression technique, ideal tooth preparation for all CAD/CAM restorations, materials selection, and selecting the proper luting agent.

CAD/CAM and digital impression systems have been available for many years, but have recently become much more predictable. Chairside scanners can digitally send impressions to your lab or allow you to mill the restoration with a chairside milling unit.

This is an excellent class to bring the person on your team who coordinates patient treatment.

The focus of this program is to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of these digital technologies and how digital dentistry can be brought into your practice.



Learning Objectives

• Discuss available digital impression and CAD/CAM technologies
• Understand how preparation design affects the fabrication of milled restorations
• Plan and design CAD/CAM single-tooth restorations
• Understand the materials available for chairside milled restorations
• Learn a decision-making process for choosing the appropriate luting agent for ceramic restorations
• Become familiar with workflows to implement CAD/CAM technologies into your practice

Workshop Exercises

• Make digital impressions of prepared teeth
• Scan, design and mill an all-ceramic restoration
• Explore features of current digital systems


speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice