Dental Technology: An Update on Digital Prosthodontics

UCSF Parnassus Campus

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Technology has brought dentistry into the modern era. There is much to learn even for those who embrace technology daily. This course presents how to incorporate digital dentistry in your practice, discussion of both advantages and limitations. Highlights of the day include how software creates a workflow that reduces time and costs, which programs can be used concurrently, and importantly, how to communicate with your laboratory technician.

Understanding digital and analog workflows allows for a more predictable and cost-effective patient treatment. This course will offer examples and a framework for selecting and completing all digital and analog portions of a treatment plan.

Specific areas to be addressed are:

  • Treatment planning, diagnostic models versus casts and wax-ups, phased treatment of edentulous patients, and staying out of trouble!
  • Recognition of restoratively simple and complex patients, and selecting the right level of digital integration based on the case complexity.
  • Technology for planning pre-prosthetic surgery.
  • Provisional and final restorations created through digital technology.
  • Implant treatment planning, fixed and removable, including the use of all-ceramic materials
  • Surgical guides using cone beam CT scanning, and 3d-printing

Intended Audience:
General Practitioners, Hygienists, Specialists


Mike Singer, DDS

Dr. Singer earned his DDS from University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry after a B.S. in Biological and Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University. He completed both a one-year General Practice Residency at the Veterans Hospital of San Diego, and a three-year post-graduate residency in Advanced Prosthodontics at University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Singer is recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association. He has instructed and trained numerous prosthodontic and surgical residents on digital dental technology and guided surgery. He currently maintains a private practice in Prosthodontics in San Diego, CA with a focus on using technology to improve patient outcomes and experience.

CDE Coursework Units:
7 Category I Units

Dentist - $299
Auxiliary - $229
For UCSF faculty/staff/students, please contact our office at 415-514-0778.

Tuition includes continental breakfast, electronic course materials (if available), and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 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 cancelled.