Anterior I.

The first part of this hands-on training is dedicated to Anterior CAD/CAM dentistry and smile makeovers. The program is designed in an "A to Z" style, where participants will be guided through the entire sequence of aesthetic rehabilitation, from case planning to the bonding of anterior restorations.

Participants will learn all the steps related to smile reconstruction, from smile design to clinical performance, including:

  • Photo/Face Scan Protocols and Smile Design Concepts
  • Microscope-driven Preparation
  • Scanning Techniques
  • 3D Printing Mock-up Restorations or Wax-up Models
  • Digital Functional Approach/3D Mandible Movements Recording (ModJaw)
  • Digital Face Bow and Digital Articulator
  • Rubberdamology
  • Finishing, Polishing, and Individualization of Milled or 3D Printed Restorations
  • Full Bonding Procedure of Veneers and Crowns

The second part is dedicated to the Additive workflow for Permanent Restorations and Full Digital Dentures. It includes a specific algorithm for scanning a full arch edentulous jaw, a 360-degree scanning protocol for an existing denture, scanning registration of jaw relations, options and the value of printed denture prototypes, individualization options for denture teeth and soft tissue imitation, and the importance of exact post-production and potential failure.

Day 1: Planning / Function

  • Photo protocols (Smartphone / DSLR digital) and Smile Design tools
  • Face Scan Protocol – treatment planning and production using 3D patient data / CBCT scan
  • Importance of pre-preparation scan – how to efficiently use gingiva mask scan guidance
  • Different versions of Mock-ups
  • 3D Printers - manufacturing dental models for BioCopy Techniques
  • Digital guide for preparation
  • Importance of exact buccal bite scan
  • Application of Digital Facebow and its connection with the Virtual articulator
  • MODJAW – Real-time jaw motion – Dynamic occlusion

Day 2: Preparation / Design / Milling / Printing

  • Rubber dam / Split dam technique before preparation
  • Soft tissue management options tailored for digital impressions
  • Microscope-driven preparation (2 teeth - 1 veneer and 1 crown) with a special focus on dentist/assistant ergonomic position and working in an indirect view
  • Analysis of preparation using CEREC software tools
  • IDS – Immediate Dentin Sealing
  • Scanning Techniques / Tips & Tricks
  • Designing using the Biocopy mode inLab /  Exocad libraries 
  • Milling versus 3D printing

Day 3: Individualizations / Bonding - Luting

  • Rubberdamology – advanced rubber dam techniques for multiple restorations
  • Finishing and polishing techniques for milled and printed restorations
  • Optical Illusions / Stain and Glaze Technique
  • Palatal cut-back / imitation of the transparent incisal edge of printed restorations
  • Bonding / Fundamental procedures for indirect bonded restorations

Day 4: 3D Printed Full Denture

  • Practical Guide to Scanning Edentulous Patients for Dentures
  • Individual Tray impressions versus Intraoral scan of the edentulous jaw
  • Scanning registration of jaw relations
  • Options and the value of printed Denture prototypes
  • Individualization options for denture teeth and soft tissue imitation.
  • Importance of exact post-processing of 3D Printed Dentures and potential failure.

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