Digital Dentures Clinical Workflow – Part 1
The significant advantages of digital dentures compared to traditional denture treatment presents a compelling reason for the clinician to engage into this new technology.
Unquestionably digital technology can enhance the service that can be provided for our patients. However, the transition from traditional denture care to digital workflows can at first appear to be somewhat intimidating for a clinician. New terminology, new materials, new techniques, etc. These two series webinars are designed to breakdown the various digital denture workflows and parallel them to traditional workflows. This step by step presentation will take the mystery from the digital process and facilitate the clinician to easily transition their removable practice. This program will be divided into two parts.
Will provide a brief review of complete denture clinical workflows with emphasis on the "Direct to Try-in Workflow". This workflow is similar to the traditional workflow that would treat the complete denture patients from "scratch". In other words, require taking initial impressions and jaw records without the aid of existing dentures. Comparisons will be made to the traditional workflow with emphasis on how digital technology can facilitate and shorten the clinical workflow procedures.
CE Credits: 1 Hour
Dr. Frank Lauciello:
Dr. Lauciello graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY), School of Dental Medicine in 1969 and completed his Prosthodontic training at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Restorative Department at SUNY at Buffalo and was director of the Veterans Administration Advanced Prosthodontic Program from 1973-1998 and Chief of the Dental Service from 1996-1998. He is presently Director of Removable Prosthodontics Research, Development, & Education for Ivoclar Vivadent, Amherst, NY and Director of the Implant Esthetic Center of Excellence in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Lauciello is a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics and has authored 25+ articles including several chapters of textbooks. He is actively involved in dental research and new product development.
Kene Miller, MS, CDT, TE:
Originally from Chicago, Illinois and has over 26 years of experience as a dental laboratory technician, manager and educator. Proudly served in the US Navy for 20 years where he received his dental laboratory training and attained a CDT in both removable and fixed prosthetics. He earned a Master of Science Degree from the American Military University in Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management from the Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., Kene taught Dental Laboratory Technology at the Medical Education Training Command at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. He is currently a technical consultant working in the Ivoclar Vivadent Technical Services Department. He has given presentations to laboratory groups throughout the United States and Canada.