8:30 am - 9:50 am
How Desktop Health is Growing 3D Printing in Dentistry Today and Tomorrow
This presentation will explore the unique position of Desktop Health and how its innovation can positively impact the dental provider and the patients. Bob Piercy. With over 10 years of experience on the dealer side of the dental
industry Bob Piercy decided to join the team at Desktop Health in 2021. “I see tremendous opportunity in the 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing space across all industries. The fact that I found an opportunity to work in
this space in the dental industry was an opportunity I could not pass up.” Having always taken an interest in helping dental providers increase business efficiencies while increasing patient care makes Desktop Health the perfect match. “Additive Manufacturing is much more versatile and cost effective than current manufacturing processes in dentistry. The next three to five year we will see the printing capabilities expand due to the development of new material science allowing for broader, final application manufacturing.
I believe Desktop Health has a unique position and opportunity to be the leader in this space as we develop high quality printers, but also the materials for these growing applications.”
Kevin Dillon, Jr. Dental Channel Manager, Canada and MidAtlantic & Northeast US, for EnvisionTEC. Kevin has over 30 years in the dental field. He started his career with Leach & Dillon in 1990, finishing his time as as President / CEO before selling his company to American Dental Supply. Kevin has lectured internationally and has aided dental laboratories in strategic growth. In 2012, he left dentistry to pursue a career in 3D printing, working in the industrial sector, marketing Stratasys 3D printers. Kevin re-entered the dental market in 2015 with EnvisionTEC and is a subject matter expert in 3D printing dental applications.
9:50 am - 11:10 am
The microstratification in the world of dental ceramics with IED Technique
Lorena Dalla Riva, DT
Going fast but not in a hurry is my mantra: with the IED Technique applied to the world of dental ceramics on lithium disilicate and Zirconia, it helps to achieve the goal. Resolved cases of veneers, bridges and structures on natural teeth and implants will be presented. Knowledge of the world of color will help us improve results.
Lorena Dalla Riva , DT is a Dental Technician since 1982. Participated in refresher courses in a constant and continuous way, focusing particularly on aesthetic materials using technological innovations. Creator of the I.E.D. Technique for Lithium disilicate. Published in specialized magazines in the dental sector in Italy and abroad. Professor at the “Advanced Training Course” at the University of Bologna from 2009 to 2012. She teaches ceramic courses in the 4th and 5th year classes of Dental Technician school in Vicenza and for in Padova (Italy). Member of the Scientific Committee of the international journal Dental Dialogue Teamwork Media AFG ITC International Training Coach / TC Technical Consulting Nobil metal.
11:10 am - 12:30 pm
Digital Workflow vs. Analogue Technique for Implant Supported Restoration
Domenico Cascione, B.Sc., CDT, MDT
Treatment planning for full mouth implant restoration is the key of the success of communication between dental technician and dentist. CAD/CAM technology in implant dentistry has grown exponentially in recent years. With an inexhaustible supply of frameworks, designs, and materials, there are no real guidelines as to the appropriate selection and design of the framework foundation and supported tooth forms. This presentation will provide a decision tree and a new classification system for CAD/CAM framework selection according to case specific indications. In addition, recommendations for different machinable materials suitable for the framework and the restorative needs will be discussed and described. The ultimate goal is to deliver a long-term and clinically successful prosthesis with regards to Esthetics, form, and function. Using simplified, yet perceived as “Complex” processes for the development of traditional metal ceramic technique and monolithic zirconia with a stain / build technique.
To present a systematic approach, step by step, based on the technician’s expertise, of principles and technique, in order to obtain predictable results on the implant challenging cases. To provide a decision tree for Cad Cam framework selection according to case specific indications with recommendations for different machinable materials. Diamart Implant Solution an alternative approach for full mouth implant reconstruction.
Tissue management criteria on the implant restoration with a novel approach for non invasive points site development. The importance of proper diagnosis, treatment planning, and communication is emphasized. Irreversible treatment should only be rendered once patient approval has been obtained through objective evaluation with provisional restorations. The techniques presented in this lecture use a combination of ceramic systems currently available to satisfy functional demands while achieving acceptable pink/white esthetics.
Communication and collaboration between dental technician and dentist is of crucial importance for an excellent result of the restoration on implants. The knowledge of the clinical and laboratory steps on both sides would facilitate the workflow.
For the dental technician it is useful to have basic knowledge of the chemistry of ceramic materials in order to better manage they behavior and handle the trouble shooting. The raw materials used in dental ceramics can influence adhesion, color, value and more. The adhesion of feldsphatic ceramics to zirconium is still an important point of discussion compared to traditional metal ceramics. New ceramic materials and new techniques for monolithic zirconia will be discussed.
Domenico Cascione, B.Sc., CDT, MDT, obtained his primary education in Bari (Italy), where he was also certified as a Dental Technologist (CDT) in 1985. From 1991 to 2004 he carried out metallurgy research becoming a specialist in dental metallurgy. He is the Research Associate and Program Director of the Advanced Training for Dental Technology at the Center for Dental Technology, the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry. Domenico is the Editor-in-Chief of Spectrum Dialogue, the largest technical journal in North America.