Graziano Giglio, D.D.S. 1:30-2:30
Transition to Digital Dentistry
Over the past five years, digital dentistry is becoming more popular. This program focuses on guiding the restorative dentist through the transition from conventional dentistry to a digital workflow. The process of taking a digital impression and transmitting it to a laboratory will be thoroughly reviewed. By using Computer Assisted Designing (CAD) and Computer Assisted Manufacturing CAM) we can fabricate aesthetic and well-fitting restorations. Patient treatment using the digital workflow is demonstrated.
William E. Lea, D.M.D. 2:30-3:30
‘Sound Bites’ – Quick and Easy Occlusal Solutions
This program introduces a simple, quick, easily understood and easily applied way to include occlusal diagnosis and treatment to manage any decay or periodontics. A three minute, low-cost, 3-step protocol for diagnosis and a simple, 15-30 minutes, 4-step treatment of most TMD or “bite” issues are reviewed. Learn a clear criterion for recognizing healthy and functional occlusion. A reliable way to routinely and unfailingly diagnose and treat occlusal problems. This program provides a simple approach that enables us to see and understand what is truly happening, functionally, in the dentition, and how to adapt treatments to promote health rather than to contribute to functional problems.
Mark L. Pitel, D.M.D. 3:30-4:30
Zirconia:Considerations for Cementation and Bonding
Due to its physical and esthetic properties, zirconia is increasingly being used for dental crowns, bridges, posts, implants and even veneers. With this diverse set of clinical uses and substrates, establishing optimal methods for luting these restorations has been a challenge. Does zirconia require conventional cementation or can it be bonded? If so, what are the best surface treatments, primers, and cements? Does high translucency zirconia require a change to these clinical protocols? This essay attempts to provide updated information on these important questions and considerations.