Digital dentistry is transforming every aspect of dentistry. From practice management to diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other conditions intra and extra-orally. In restorative dentistry and prosthodontics, traditional methods have been modernized by digital technologies, resulting in reduced costs and improved clinical outcomes. By applying evidence-based methodologies and advanced imaging technologies dental professional have improved the quality of the restorative works and optimized the clinical outcomes. This lecture will discuss how the use of 3D imaging, intraoral cameras, intraoral scanners, 3D printers and milling machines can be used in a dental practice with different digital workflows that will better fit to a specific practice mainly focusing on restorative dentistry and prosthodontics.
- Describe the sequence of complete digital workflow for restorative procedures in a dental practice
- Describe the fundamentals and discuss the advantages, and disadvantages of digital technology
- Describe the principles of preparation and design for all ceramic crowns when using digital technology
Instructor: Luiz A. Pimenta, DDS, MS, MBA, PhD
Dr. Luiz A. Pimenta is a professor in the Division of Prosthodontics at the College of Dental Medicine - Columbia University. He mentored 20 master's students and 13 Ph.D. students in cariology, restorative dentistry graduate programs, prosthodontics and craniofacial sciences. He also serves as the Director of Bio and Dental Materials at CDM Columbia. Dr. Pimenta has presented many lectures and continuing education courses regionally, nationally and internationally, and he has published over 150 scientific articles, and he is the author or co-author of five textbook chapters. Dr. Pimenta participates actively in clinical research with a focus on restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and craniofacial anomalies. He maintains a part-time intramural practice (Dental Faculty Practice) which is devoted to treating patients with craniofacial anomalies, high caries-risk patients, restorative and esthetic dentistry and also implant-supported prostheses using digital technology.
CDE Coursework Units: 1
Tuition: $49 (Due to the Joint Provider ship of this program with ACDE, UCSF Faculty and Staff discounts are not available.)
Tuition refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is canceled.
ACDE Joint Providership
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and the Association for Dental Education (ACDE).