December 15, 2017

ACDS schedule: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cherilyn Sheets, DDS – Newport Beach , CA

ADVANCES IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY:

Part 1:  DIAGNOSE IN A NEW DIMENSION

Part 2:  CAD/CAM RESTORATIVE SUCCESS

During the last decade, a new technology has been developed that will give clinicians added precision in restorative risk assessment. It is called Quantitative Percussion Diagnostics, which evaluates the structural stability of natural teeth and dental implants. QPD also help patients to understand the bioengineering challenges that some teeth present due to crack propagation and other serious biomechanical problems.  Combined with video documentation of the defect, it creates a powerful documentation and patient educational tool simultaneously.

Part 2 addresses failures in CAD/CAM restorations, particularly as CAD/CAM grows in popularity. As with all successful dentistry “it all starts with the prep,”  which is especially true in digital dentistry, as it requires more precise tooth preparation for accurate scanning.  Materials selection is also more complex.  Guidelines will be provided to insure predictable CAD/CAM restorations.

Cherilyn Sheets is a prosthodontist practicing in Newport Beach, California.  She is Past President of The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.