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IDEM Singapore 2014, April 5-6 - Dental Technician Forum

DENTSCAPE™: Anterior Esthetics with All-Ceramic Restorations

Restoring anterior centrals with zirconia can be challenging for dental technicians. Naoki has found that accurate shade matching of zirconia restorations starts with controlling the opacity and colour of the foundation layer utilizing custom stump dies. In this lecture, Naoki will share the step-by-step process of shade assessment; creating a foundation layer with a custom stump die; and completion of the porcelain build-up with Creation ZI-F.

Minimal invasive (0.3mm) restorations: is it possible with CAD/CAM?

Digital technology and digital workflows allow us to be more economical in cost and create excellent aesthetics with new materials. In the last three years, I have been part of a beta testing group testing new materials and techniques to be used especially for minimally invasive preparations. Also the trend with hybrid type materials especially for implant solutions has been part of our research and testing.

The Bridge - Connect dental handcraft with the digital future

Consultant Ralf Oppacher has succeeded in building a bridge between traditional handicraft and modern CAD/CAM technology. His credo: dental technicians and dentists are working hand in hand in a win-win situation. He shows how this works out perfectly with the help of several impressive patient simulations designed to show how both dental technicians and dentists can benefit from this interaction.

3D printing of biocompatible materials for dental technology

Making use of CAD/CAM and 3D printing technologies will enable the client to be able to virtually plan and control a high-tech 3D printing working environment. The latest developments in relation to 3D printers, software, biocompatible materials and workflow management will be presented in this one hour lecture.

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