Dental Technician Int'l Meeting 2023

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Intraoral scanners in daily dental practice


Developed more then 25 years ago, CAD CAM is recognized today as a reliable and accurate technology replacing gradually conventional impression and simplifying it by eliminating a number of steps. 

The evolution of current systems and the introduction of other new, demonstrate increasing user friendliness, expanded capabilities, and improved quality. New materials also are more esthetic, wear more nearly like enamel, and are strong enough for full crowns and bridges.

The success of an indirect ceramic restoration depends on the accuracy and quality of the technique used to deliver a flawless impression, and allow an optimal communication with the lab technician. 

Several Intra Oral Scanners (IOS) exist, each having its advantages and inconvenient. Many factors can affect the scanning procedure quality and duration and thus the final result. Different prosthetic reconstructions in restorative dentistry can be performed by Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing such as single crown, inlays-onlays, endocrowns and veneers.

The purpose of this lecture is to help the dentist choosing his IOS, as well as overlooking the main parameters that ensures a successful digital scanning procedure.

Learning objectives

  • Understand how digital dentistry transforms our daily workflow
  • What dentist must look for when selecting an intra oral scanner
  • Get the techniques and tips to obtain a successful scanning procedure
  • The importance of digital datasets for enhanced communication and collaboration with manufacturers and labs.
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