8:30 am - 9:50 am
Case presentations using digital dentistry to create complete dentures for full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Waji Khan
Successful case presentation focuses on 3 elements: listening carefully, communicating clearly, and, specifically, addressing patients’ questions in language they can understand. Presenting treatment from the patient’s perspective adds value and can be a motivating factor that leads to acceptance of the proposed treatment. Communication always was and still is the basis of everything we do in dentistry. For a long time in dentistry, the patient just had to trust what the dentist or hygienist was telling them, so trust and rapport with the patient was the key to acceptance. But today with social media and the internet, people can do their own research on what dental treatments are, what they feel like, and even what they should be paying for them.
Join us for this informative presentation.
Dr. Waji Khan is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry (2001). Dr. Khan served as a dental officer in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1998-2007 and began his practice there. After a ten-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces, he then moved to Kingston with his wife and life partner, Dr. Sohela Vaid. Dr. Khan enjoys working in all areas of dentistry with a particular interest in cosmetic/esthetic, implant, sedation, restorative, orthodontic and surgical dentistry to improve oral health and boost confidence. He is dedicated to providing oral health care in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
9:50 am - 11:10 am
Immediacy, Printing and Guided Surgery, An Update On How To Apply Digital Workflow
Digital dentistry has been around for some time now, but in todays environment the need for quicker and more efficient workflows is rising. Traditional methods though viable are being challenged with new techniques through which immediacy is achieved. Innovative technology and workflows make this possible. We will look at these workflows, technologies and how they facilitate immediacy in todays demanding environment.
Milan Jovanovic graduated the Dental Technician program at George Brown in 2007 and became a licensed RDT in 2011 and has worked in small, mid-sized and large lab environments throughout his career. Milan spent over six years working in a GP office’s on-site lab, developing his understanding of restoring prosthetics from a clinician’s perspective where he developed a higher understanding of the implant cases that made up the majority of his cases. Milan has over nine years of CAD/CAM experience; more than six of which were spent learning and developing digital work flows between the lab and clinic. Milan is familiar with numerous technologies including Noble Procera, Dental Wings, Sirona Cerec, 3shape (lab and trios), and Itero. Since 2018, Milan has been working in the Lab Division of the Straumann Group.
11:10 am - 12:30 pm
Digital Dentures! The future awaits!
High quality digital dentures, no longer an oxymoron?
In this presentation Grant will discuss the advantages modern-day digital denture technology offer the restorative team. By eradicating the use of a traditional wax bite-rim to establish the patients VDO the efficiency and predictably with which we can restore the edentulous patient is greatly enhanced. Innovative materials combined with light synthesis printing technology, now fulfills even the most discerning clinician’s esthetic, functional and workflow requirements.
Simplified & more predictable clinical workflows
Material advantages vs traditional techniques
No appointment remakes
Limited appointment new denture processing
Digital archiving for simplified future workflows
Using the existing denture as prototype staring point
Monolithic printed vs traditional carded teeth
Internal support for an implant supported polymer denture
Derik Ayers is the director of digital removables at Absolute Dental Services in the Triangle of North Carolina. Derik started his career as a technician in the digital world and today continues his journey by streamlining the additive manufacturing process at Absolute. Derik is the epitome of the new generation of dental technicians who specialize in digital dentistry supported by hand-processed artistry.