7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT (New York)
6:00 pm (CDT), 5:00 pm (MDT), 4:00 pm (PDT)
Digital technologies have had a dramatic impact on all disciplines of dentistry, particularly in the fields of prosthodontics and surgery. The evolution of digital technologies has provided dental professionals with the possibility of following a completely digital workflow beginning from diagnostic treatment planning to prosthesis fabrication. Clinical data acquisition using intraoral scanners has bridged the digital gap between the clinical practice and the dental laboratory. While these latest digital tools offer new and different workflows compared to conventional techniques, it is imperative that clinical efficiency and restoration accuracy not be compromised. This presentation will provide a practical and pragmatic overview of the digital tools and technologies used in a modern prosthodontic practice. The use of intraoral scanners and workflows required for simple reconstructions to comprehensive full arch rehabilitations in both conventional and implant-based applications will be presented. Some of the challenges, limitations, and inefficiencies encountered utilizing new technologies will be described.