Transforming Dental Practice With Digital Materials and Digital Workflow

Nov. 15, 2022 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

John A. Sorensen, DMD, PhD, FACP
Subject: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology
Credits: 1.5 
Tuesday, Nov. 15: 7:30–9 p.m. CST
Audience: Dentists


Tremendous advances have been made in the accuracy and ease of use of intraoral scanners (IOSs). The ability to scan and immediately evaluate a tooth preparation provides the opportunity to correct deficiencies and rescan the altered areas in seconds. Inclusion of artificial intelligence in operating systems and software has made clinical scanning for both conventional and implant prosthodontics easy, rapid and accurate. Acting synergistically with technology are the developments of esthetic high-strength ceramics and contemporary cementation options, which have further improved clinical predictability. Sorensen will outline the applications of IOS systems for simple to complex cases and will provide an overview of contemporary materials and cementation options.

Learning Objectives 

  • Understand the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of digital impressions relative to conventional impressions.
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of the various parts of the digital workflow for both the clinical and laboratory technology aspects.
  • Identify how digital tools can enhance patient communication, treatment planning and communication between providers and the dental technician.
  • Understand selection criteria for ceramic material systems, digital technologies, implant abutments and cements.

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Speaker Bio  

John A. Sorensen, DMD, PhD, FACP, is professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry; director, Biomimetics Biomaterials Biophotonics Biomechanics & Technology (B4T) Laboratory; and director of research, Graduate Prosthodontics Program, at the University of Washington. The B4T team is actively engaged in materials science investigation, developing new diagnostic and analysis tools, research and digital workflows for conventional prosthodontics, implant surgical-prosthodontics and clinical trials. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and president of the Academy of Prosthodontics. Over his career, he has conducted 12 clinical trials on ceramic systems and implant prosthodontics. Sorensen has published over 95 research articles and chapters as well as over 150 research abstracts. He has given over 150 invited lectures in 37 countries as well as over 300 lecture courses, hands-on programs and patient-treatment classes. Sorensen was awarded the 2018 Clinician-Researcher Award of Distinction by the American College of Prosthodontists, the 2017 Distinguished Speaker Award by the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the 2013 President’s Award by the American College of Prosthodontists.

Additional Information
This course is sponsored by Ivoclar. 

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