Next Generation Ceramics: Tips & Tricks - Part I
The demand of zirconia restorations is increasing due to its high strength. However, the esthetic of these materials is still questionable. There are many zirconia materials available in the market with high price differences but with similar claims of mechanical and esthetic properties. Is this true or a myth that all materials are the same? Therefore, it is critical for a dental technician to understand the differences in zirconia materials and learn to become an expert with the selected material.
In this two-part webinar series, Jed will discuss his selection criteria for zirconia and the reasons for choosing the next generation oxide ceramic – IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime over other materials. He will share his experiences, infiltration techniques, firing parameters to improve the versatility of the materials and micro-layering for maximum effects and efficiency.
Part I Objectives:
- Selection criteria for zirconia materials and reasons for choosing the next generation oxide ceramic material
- Learn the versatility of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime and esthetics
- Sintering principles and how to get 60 shades of Prime with sintering programs
CE Credits: 1 Hour
About Jed Archibald, CDT:
Jed Archibald’s dental technician training started when he was 15 at Archibald Associates – which happens to be the private in-house laboratory for Dr. Gordon Christensen. It was, also, a private dental laboratory school – where at the age of 18, Jed formally started instructing. Archibald Associates and Christensen Prosthodontics is also, where CRA (now CR) got its start. Through that environment, Jed has had the opportunity to be a part of many groundbreaking products we know today. In 2011, Jed formally opened Archibald Digital as the digital arm to Archibald Associates. With Jed’s unique background in traditional dental technology, his mission has always been to hold digital processes and materials to the same standards that highly trained craftsman have established. That higher standard has created breakthroughs in CAD/CAM, Sintering, 3D Printing with more exciting developments to come.