December 15, 2017

ACDS schedule: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dean Vafiadis, DDS – NYU

ADVANCES IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY:

Part 1: DIGITAL DENTISTRY: ESTHETIC CAD/CAM

Part 2: DIGITAL DENTISTRY: RESTORING THE WORN DENTITION

CAD/CAM technology reduces clinical chair time and laboratory costs. CAD/CAM accuracy is comparable to conventional techniques. The fabrication of one-visit esthetic anterior ceramic restorations in-office will be demonstrated. The fabrication of ceramic full coverage restorations and veneers using several digital scanners will be shown. This presentation will also review the current technology which allows the fabrication of an implant abutment without a fixture level impression. In addition this impression does not require the removal of the healing abutment.

Part 2 will help de-mystify how to restore VDO position up to 10 mm. The long term success of these patients has been documented and recorded both radiographically and photographically with up to 10 year results. Using sound prosthodontic principles and digital analysis these VDO restorations can become standard in our private practice. Anterior determinants and posterior determinants can show us the way through this gray area of dentistry.

Dean Vafiadis is a Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU and the Director of their Full Mouth Rehabilitation Program. He is in private practice in NYC.