2018 IDT International Digital Denture Symposium
Phoenix, AZ • September 28-29, 2018

Friday, September 28th, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Keynote Presentation
Valerie Cooper, DDS, MS
How Digital Dentures Change EVERYTHING

9:00 - 9:45 AM

General Session Presentation
Stephen Campbell, DDS, MMSc
Evidence-Based Research into the Efficacy of Digital Denture Materials and Clinical Outcomes

9:45 - 10:30 AM

General Session Presentation
Lyndon Cooper, DDS, and Lee Culp, CDT
Digital Dentures, A Unique Modular Approach

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Networking Break & Exhibition

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Workshop Series 1 - Attendee choice; limited seating

12:00 - 12:45 PM

General Session Presentation
Olaf Klewer, DMD, PhD, MSc; and Jeremias Hey, DMD, PhD, MSc
Digital Dentures in Implantology: Increase Your Success!

12:45 - 2:00 PM

Luncheon/Networking

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Workshop Series 2 - Attendee choice; limited seating

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Networking Break & Exhibition

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Workshop Series 3 - Attendee choice; limited seating

4:30 - 5:15 PM

General Session Presentation
Vincent Verderosa, CDT
Digital Dentures Resolving Problems: A Case Study Review

5:15 - 6:00 PM

General Session Presentation
BJ Kowalski
Technology on the Horizon: Advances in Digital Denture Production from Traditional Dentures to Full-Arch Reconstructions

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception & Trade Show


Saturday, September 29th, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Keynote Presentation
Stephen Wagner, DDS
Managing Patient Expectations for Digital Denture Success

9:00 - 9:45 AM

General Session Presentation
Alexander Wünsche, CDT
Digital Dentures: Don’t Forget, It Is a Human Attached

9:45 - 10:15 AM

Networking Break & Exhibition

10:15 - 11:15 AM

Workshop Series 4 - Attendee choice; limited seating

11:15 - 12:00 PM

General Session Presentation
Michael Scherer, DDS
3D Printing Workflows for Removable and Fixed Complete Dentures

12:00 - 12:45 PM

Wrap-Up and Panel Discussion

12:45 - 2:00 PM

Luncheon/Networking

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Keynote Presentation

9:00 - 9:45 AM

General Session Presentation

9:45 - 10:15 AM

Networking Break & Exhibition

10:15 - 11:00 AM

Workshop Series 4 - Attendee choice; limited seating

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Keynote Presentation

12:00 - 12:45 PM

Wrap-Up and Panel Discussion

12:45 - 2:00 PM

Luncheon/Networking

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How Digital Dentures Change EVERYTHING

Speaker: Valerie Cooper, DDS, MS (AvaDent)

Supported by AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions

Many aspects of denture treatment are the same as they were 50 years ago; however, digital techniques have the potential to completely change the way dentures are made. Working with solid try-ins, incorporating more biometric information for the technician, and a simpler patient experience are all made possible with digital techniques. Many different options for the provider and laboratory can simplify and accelerate denture treatment. This session is a review of the most significant differences with digital dentures that come from firsthand experience over years of making digital dentures.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review accelerated digital denture workflows
2. Learn helpful strategies for using solid try-ins
3. Discuss different patient management approaches possible with digital dentures

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Evidence-Based Research into the Efficacy of Digital Denture Materials and Clinical Outcomes

Speaker: Stephen Campbell, DDS, MMSc (Solvay)

Supported by Solvay Dental 360

The number of partially dentate adults is increasing, and many patients will require replacement of missing teeth. Although current treatment options also include fixed partial dentures and implants, removable partial dentures (RPDs) can have advantages and are widely used in clinical practice. However, a significant need exists to advance materials and fabrication technologies because of the unwanted health consequences associated with current RPDs. This talk will give an overview of the clinical benefits of high performance polymer materials specifically designed to replace metal in RPD frameworks. Special attention will be paid to specific material performance characteristics, and how those translate to clinical impact on patients.

Learning Objectives:
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Digital Dentures, A unique modular approach

Speaker: Lyndon Cooper, DDS, PhD, and Lee Culp, CDT

Supported by Ivoclar Vivadent

Digital denture technology supports the clinician in efforts to reduce the clinical time required to produce a denture. Clinical procedures can be facilitated by digitally manufactured custom trays and recording devices. The integration of clinical data in available design software assures that the technician is designing dentures according to sound anatomic references. The CAD/CAM process, either printing or milling, provides accuracy to support excellence in denture fit and occlusion. Communication between clinician and technician in the design and through prototypes gives patients direct feedback to proposed denture treatment highlights the many advantages of digital denture technology that can enhance the close cooperation and working relationship of the dentist/technician restorative team. This lecture covers key components for the clinical and technical fabrication of a laboratory-based digital denture, utilizing a unique modular process that offers the restorative team the ability to choose prosthetic materials based on the best combination for the patient.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss whether digital dentures are a better process, or just a different approach
2. Learn clinical instrumentation protocols and competencies for digital denture success
3. Update on digital denture materials
4. Explain the clinical/laboratory advantages of a modular component system
5. Recognize benefits of a fully laboratory-based system approach to digital denture fabrication
6. Identify key innovative workflow options to include advantages of monolithically milled/printed teeth and denture base

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Digital Dentures in Implantology: Increase Your Success!

Speaker: Olaf Klewer, DMD, PhD, MMSc

Supported by Merz Dental

Fixed dentures on implants are often used to provide the patient comfort and self-assurance, but they are hard to clean and maintain. New implant-supported overdenture digital solutions make it much easier for the patient to clean and maintain as well as deliver the dental team and patient the best of a fixed solution with the benefits of an overdenture. Recommended for dentists or dental technicians.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how the digital denture provides an opportunity for improved process
2. Discuss how to merge conventional with digital dentistry, wherever you want to get in
3. Learn an easy process for implants: planning/scanning, treating, and delivery

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Digital Dentures Resolving Problems: A Case Study Review

Speaker: Vincent Verderosa, CDT

Supported by Zahn Dental

This comprehensive overview on how to effectively navigate the complexities of digital denture fabrication will examine how modern digital denture CAD/CAM technology can create time and problem-solving efficiencies. This new technique eliminates common issues such as porosities, acrylic short packs, and tooth shift. This lecture will cover the complete processes of creating a digital denture from the design and try-in to the finished product. The speaker will also address how an open line of communication between the dentist and laboratory creates a streamlined workflow, resulting in a comfortable and functional denture. Three clinical case studies will highlight the differences and process. Recommended for dentists and dental technicians.

Learning Objectives:
1. Break down the digital denture workflow
2. Discuss reducing labor-intensive steps and lowering material costs
3. Describe patients’ results upon insertion of digital denture

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Technology on the Horizon: Advances in Digital Denture Production From Traditional Dentures to Full Arch Reconstructions

Speaker: BJ Kowalski

Supported by Kulzer

This lecture highlights the speaker’s experience and methodology for incorporating a digital denture solution into a laboratory’s high-quality/high-production environment. A discussion of the digital denture evolution, along with insight into which current CAD software modules as well as milling and printing systems that work best for consistent production of standard dentures to the most complex full-arch immediate load solutions will be covered.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the advantages of the digital denture process over conventional techniques
2. Discuss current viable options for digital denture processing—printing vs. milling
3. Explore advanced uses of technology for full-arch reconstruction

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Managing Patient Expectations for Digital Denture Success

Speaker: Stephen Wagner, DDS, MMSc

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Patient selection is the key to success when making complete removable dentures. There are patients that will not be satisfied with the best of your efforts and, unfortunately, this is often only obvious in hindsight. This presentation reviews the literature and presents methods for determining which patient you should treat and which patient you should refer.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the physical and psychological determinants that need to be evaluated when evaluating an edentulous patient.
2. Set up a method for efficiently assessing an edentulous patient that is new to your office.
3. Explore treatment strategies used to care for the difficult denture patient.

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Digital Dentures: Don’t Forget, It Is a Human Attached

Speaker: Alexander Wünsche, CDT

Supported by Amann Girrbach

Digital dentures have experienced a phenomenal push, and it is not just a trend anymore. Digital dentures are definitely a serious technique and workflow in our daily denture fabrication. If we print or mill, utilizing denture teeth or even fabricating teeth during the digital process, we must make sure the highest natural esthetics can be achieved. This workshop will explain the differences between available digital denture workflows and how the highest esthetics can be achieved. From utilizing digital methods to manual finishing, always keep the human being in mind. Natural appearance is the key to help patients gain back quality of life.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the importance of a natural appearance
2. Differentiate between available systems
3. Understand materials utilized; all resins are not equal
4. Learn how to fabricate highly esthetic digital dentures

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3D Printing Workflows for Removable and Fixed Complete Dentures

Speaker: Michael Scherer, DMD, MS, FACP

Supported by NextDent by 3D Systems

Interested in 3D printing workflows and digital dentures? Are you unsure where to start and how to make it work? This captivating presentation reviews additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology, including an analysis of the technology, systems, and materials available. Additionally, applications for the dental laboratory and clinical practice will be discussed, including workflows and clinical case demonstrations utilizing 3D printing applications for denture production and beyond.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explore additive manufacturing technology and various systems for clinical dentistry
2. Discuss the role of 3D printing for use in dental laboratory and clinical practice
3. Become exposed to clinical workflows using 3D printing techniques

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Workshop Series 1

Workflow Options for Digital Denture Excellence

Speaker: Bill Barton, MM, BS, CDT, TE

Supported by Ivoclar Vivadent

This workshop outlines key components for the fabrication of a premium denture utilizing digital processes. It will look at six innovative clinical and laboratory workflows as well as unique diagnostic instrumentation, equipment, and materials. Features of leading digital denture CAD software add-ons for digital denture design and milling machine options and processes, as well as selection of high-quality materials, will be discussed and illustrated.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explore how a fully laboratory-based system approach provides laboratory owners and managers with unique digital options for denture fabrication
2. Experience innovative laboratory workflows for digital dentures
3. Learn the advantages of fully monolithic milled teeth, especially in cases exhibiting minimally restored spaces and requiring a highly esthetic outcome.

Start Your Digital Denture Workflow: Solutions and Options for Everybody!

Speaker: Larry R. Holt, DDS, FICD & John Reinders, CDT

Supported by Merz Dental

Many clinicians have been reluctant to incorporate a digital denture system into their practices. This presentation will give clinicians the necessary motivation by providing all the advantages of this modern workflow. Clinical examples of treatment will be presented, along with an overview of the laboratory process. Dentists will be able to create their own business models once they have a clear understanding of the advantages of this disruptive technology.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the general workflow for a digital denture system from a clinical and laboratory perspective
2. Appreciate the learning curve associated with a new clinical procedure and how that curve will revolutionize denture fabrication for many practices
3. Compare various digital denture system workflows

High-Speed Biocompatible 3D Printing Solutions for Dental

Speaker: Rik Jacobs

Supported by 3D Systems

Revolutionary new technologies are being brought to the market to expand the role additive manufacturing plays in the dental industry. These technologies will improve accuracy and repeatability, lower the total cost of operation, and increase productivity. With new developments in 3D printers and materials, dental production, prototyping, and sacrificial prints will become possible for the majority of the profession. Customized and configured product solutions by customer use cases and applications will be key. High-speed, productive solutions with guaranteed accuracies meeting the required regulatory approvals will be delivered.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the latest technology trends impacting dental laboratories
2. Discuss how the newest 3D printing technology can benefit your end-to-end workflow
3. Explore whether 3D printing will contribute to a profitable, sustainable industry.

Navigating 3D Printed Denture Solutions

Speaker: Andrew Johnston, CDT

Supported by Kulzer

3D printing will play a very important role in the future of dental restorations. There were not many changes to the fabrication or record taking processes for complete dentures for many years. We have seen the advancement of materials and even implant technology. This workshop will share the advancements in the field of complete dentures and how they can be used to provide new options for the dentist, laboratory, and most importantly, the patient. These advancements will allow the clinician and laboratory the option to utilize certain traditional methods for steps in the process or to take full advantage of every new option. This workshop will compare these steps and show the results that were achieved with a patient. Come see the amazing results of this new technology and how you can add customized shading and characterization for a functional and esthetic outcome.

Learning Objectives:
1. Create an informative, fun, and safe environment while exploring new technologies
2. Leave with a sense of direction in regard to the digital denture workflow and the future of 3D printed dentures
3. Discuss the current advantages and limitations of 3D printed dentures

Making the Case for Digital RPDs: High-Performance Polymers and the Digital Workflow

Speaker: Falko Noack and Ryan Murphy, PhD

Supported by Solvay Dental 360

An exploration into the science of high-performance polymers and the technical development of a digital workflow for removable partial dentures.

Learning Objectives:
TBD

Predictable Three-Appointment Digital Dentures

Speaker: Paul Olin, DDS

Supported by AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions

The evolution of technology in the fabrication of complete dentures is changing the workflow both at the chair and in the laboratory. This presentation will review the history and process at the University of Minnesota and, more importantly, the success and rationale for three-appointment dentures. Attendees will learn all the clinical steps and laboratory communication required for successful three-appointment digital dentures.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand the chairside step by step work flow for digital dentures
2. Review the options for final impressions
3. Learn what measurements are required and why

Overview of Scanning, Designing, Manufacturing, and Post-Processing for a 3D Printed Digital Denture

Speaker: Rob Laizure Jr. and Alex Alvarado, CDT

Supported by FullContour

3D printed dentures are new to the market due to recent technology/material enhancements. The overall process on how to create a digital denture from scan acquisition to post-procession may seem like a difficult task. New technologies and workflows can make this a more seamless process, which will allow you to transform your operations from analog to digital. This course will walk you through the entire process from start to finish on how to make a 3D printed digital denture with technologies available in the market. Recommended for dental laboratories.

Learning Objectives:
1. Analyze scan acquisition, design process, 3D printing, and post-processing techniques
2. Analyze the possibility of transitioning current operations from analog production to digital production
3. Formulate a way of selecting a digital process to produce a printed digital denture

Implementing a Best-Practice Communication Protocol for Outsourcing Digital Dentures

Speaker: VINCENT VERDEROSA, CDT

Supported by Zahn Dental

Outsourcing is an ideal solution for laboratories who are either considering transitioning to a digital workflow for their removables or are considering adding a denture offering for the first time. Finding a trusted outsourcing partner and building a best-practice communication protocol serve as the foundation for successfully taking your analog removable department digital. In this course, attendees will learn about what to look for when selecting an outsourcing partner as well as step-by-step instructions for implementing a best-practice communication protocol with them. Recommended for dental technicians.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what to expect when you take a denture department digital
2. Discuss how to outsource digital dentures
3. Explain communication protocol best practices with outsourcing partners and clients for successful outcomes

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Workshop Series 2

The Digital Denture Workflow Automates Sophisticated Implant-Supported Prostheses

Speaker: Stephen Balshi, MBE

Supported by AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions

Digital denture technology not only has changed the way we think about removable dentures, but it has also provided us with tools to improve our workflow for implant prosthetics. The digital denture platform has given us the first fully automated unit-built implant-supported prosthesis. All parts are milled (framework, crowns, gingiva) and joined together to provide a highly esthetic implant-supported prosthesis. Maintenance is easy and the digital record allows for ease of replacement should any fracture occur. This presentation will review the workflow and design of this sophisticated implant-supported reconstruction and highlight its benefits compared to other restorations.

Learning Objectives:
1. Analyze the benefits of a digitally driven premium implant prosthesis and why it is superior to other implant-supported prostheses
2. Learn about an advanced denture prosthesis and its digital workflow as it is used for dentures and hybrid prostheses in the dental laboratoryMbr> 3. Explore a keyed-tooth denture prosthesis and how to include this unique offering in your dental laboratory

Workflow Options for Digital Denture Excellence

Speaker: Bill Barton, MM, BS, CDT, TE

Supported by Ivoclar Vivadent

This workshop outlines key components for the fabrication of a premium denture utilizing digital processes. It will look at six innovative clinical and laboratory workflows as well as unique diagnostic instrumentation, equipment, and materials. Features of leading digital denture CAD software add-ons for digital denture design and milling machine options and processes, as well as selection of high-quality materials, will be discussed and illustrated.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explore how a fully laboratory-based system approach provides laboratory owners and managers with unique digital options for denture fabrication
2. Experience innovative laboratory workflows for digital dentures
3. Learn the advantages of fully monolithic milled teeth, especially in cases exhibiting minimally restored spaces and requiring a highly esthetic outcome.

From Intraoral Scanning to the Final Denture: The Latest and Greatest Innovations

Speaker: Rune Fisker, PhD

Supported by 3Shape

This is your opportunity to learn all about creating dentures using all-digital workflows. Get updated on the recent exciting advancements in digital denture software, scanning workflows, and manufacturing options. Learn about the latest progress in intraoral scanning and the new protocols for full and partial edentulous cases. Experience cutting-edge innovation in CAD software, gain valuable insight about modern manufacturing options, and get a unique sneak peek at the dental industry’s future within digital denture production.

Learning Objectives:
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Innovative Additive Solutions for Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

Speaker: John Wesley McMillan

Supported by EnvisionTEC

As the American population ages, it is reported that 45% of Americans 60 and older are candidates for full-mouth rehabilitation. In order to meet the needs of the aging populous, dentists, laboratories, and dental companies must work together to offer innovative solutions. 3D printing is a technology that has endless possibilities and has been a big topic in dentistry for the past year. Additive manufacturing is the biggest change to hit dentistry since the mill, and its implications on full-mouth prosthetics are profound.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss how 3D printing technologies differ from one another and what that means for dental applications
2. Describe the digital workflow using 3D printing as a manufacturing process for full-mouth cases
3. Explain the future implications of what 3D printing can provide the dental professional involved in full-mouth cases

Computer-Engineered Restorations for Fully Edentulous Patients in Three Visits

Speaker: Tae Kim, BS, DDS

Supported by TruAbutment

In recent years, patients have placed an emphasis on treatment immediacy, often requesting full-arch treatment with shorter treatment times and fewer appointments. Conventional implant overdentures might be an option for clinicians to consider, but they often require lengthy maintenance and repairs following delivery. Today, CT scans and digital intraoral scanning can produce 3D computer-generated images for aiding implant placement and diagnostic assessment. Using additive and/or subtractive processes, surgical guides and temporary restorations can be created that merge clinically with implants. A new fixed overdenture implant restorative solution will be presented to offer comprehensive, minimally invasive, and immediate rehabilitation of the edentulous arch. Advances in digital processes allow immediate temporization, and fully digital restorative solutions can offer new opportunities for the dental team. The goal of this presentation is to discuss and present digital oral rehabilitation of edentulous patients with superior reliability and performance when compared to traditional methods.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about 3D printing materials that have been FDA cleared for long-term use and field-tested
2. Explore new CAD/CAM full-arch restorative solutions that replace the conventional implant overdenture
3. Discuss the concept of segmented custom bars supporting full-arch restorations

An Overview of 3D Printed Denture Solutions

Speaker: BJ Kowalski

Supported by Carbon

In this workshop, the the presenter will share ROE Dental Laboratory’s experience with digital dentures, including 3D printing and how this approach has and will impact denture production workflows, efficiencies, and turnaround in his laboratory. He will also lay out a path for laboratories to begin offering 3D printed dentures, whether they already offer dentures or are looking to enter this market—all possible without the need for traditional denture fabrication expertise.

Learning objectives TBD

Workflow Solutions for Digital Dentures from Diagnostics to Delivery

Speaker: Robert Kreyer, CDT

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Complete denture prosthetic options have dramatically changed to include evolving technologies such as computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, computer-aided engineering, subtractive milling, and additive printing workflow processes. These new workflow options provide alternative digital solutions for complete prosthetic treatment plans to clinicians and technicians. When designing restorative treatment plans for compromised edentulous patients, the objective is to understand expectations and desires, and then create a harmonious interplay between function and esthetics with complete prosthetics. In this comprehensive, literature-based presentation, a review of design principles and biomechanical considerations for digital complete denture and implant prosthetics workflows will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how digital diagnostics can provide prosthetic solutions during the case planning process
2. Discuss which workflow process to use for complete dentures and implant prosthetics
3. Explain why and when clinicians and technicians should use a digital workflow for complete prosthetics

Freedom of Centric in an Era of Digital Dentures

Speaker: Marc Wagenseil, DD, CDT

Supported by VITA North America

What is freedom of centric and why does it matter, especially as you consider adopting digital dentures? Join denturist Marc Wagenseil, DD, CDT, for a candid discussion on lingualized occlusion in an increasingly digital world. Explore new opportunities to streamline denture setups, adjustments, and other workflow improvements while increasing profitability and patient satisfaction. Whether you adopt digital dentures today or remain with conventional setups, this session will set you on a path to greater efficiency and better patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
1. Leverage innovative occlusion concepts ad digital content knowledge libraries to simplify treatment planning for even the most complex cases
2. Gain new insights into biomechanics and denture function to speed overall workflow and reduce setup time and adjustments
3. Elevate the standard of patient care through optimal posterior and anterior selection for improvement in occlusion, articulation, and long-term denture performance

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Workshop Series 3

How Digital Dentures Brought Back Removables to My Lab

Speaker: Frankie Acosta

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Digital processes have taken off in many parts of restorative dentistry. In the past year, Frankie Acosta’s laboratory has begun to observe that removable restorations are becoming more accepted in the digital workflow. This allows dentists and laboratories to communicate in a way that creates a perfect workflow. As Acosta likes to say, “We now speak the same language: Digital!” This allows for the best restorative solutions for not only the dentist and laboratory but also the patient.

Learning Objectives:
1. How digital dentures are different from conventional dentures
2. How digital dentures can bring new revenue to a crown-and-bridge laboratory
3. How digital dentures will change the future

Combining Technologies with Today’s Confusion of Digital Workflows

Speaker: Dwight Blair and Michael Webb

Supported by DGSHAPE by Roland and CIMsystem

Abstract and learning objectives TBD

Digital RPDs: What Is Possible?

Speaker: Jim Collis, CDT

Supported by Solvay Dental 360

A review of digital removable partial denture clinical cases demonstrating what can be achieved with optimized materials in today’s digital workflows.

Learning Objectives:
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Designing and Printing Digital Dentures In-Office

Speaker: Nate Farley, DDS, MS, FACP

Supported by SprintRay

Digital dentures are exploding all across the industry. A few years ago, very few removable options existed for contemporary clinicians. Now, there are numerous digital options for both design and manufacturing of removables, leaving many to wonder which option is best for them. While nobody can dispute milling dentures, it is important to explore the status of printing as a viable alternative to traditional methods. Where does printing a denture make sense? Where should caution be exercised?

Learning Objectives:
1. Outline the various programs (CAD software) for designing digital dentures
2. Analyze the indications for and limitations for printing dentures in your office
3. Describe the current state of digital dentures and where to go from here

From Scanning to Manufacturing: In-House Digital Denture Workflows

Speaker: Stijn Hanssen; and Ron Rosenthal, CDT

Supported by WorkNC and Imetric

The process of manufacturing digital dentures requires a good understanding of the different technology utilized at the different production steps. Scanning the existing dentures or impressions will provide an accurate and easy start of the digital process. For implant dentures, photogrammetry will be used to include the accurate implant positions, as well as any additional needed scan data for projects being done digitally. Different design services and software for denture design are available to transform the scanned data into digital denture files ready for production. These files will need to be transferred into machining language appropriate for successfully milling or printing a denture base or tooth structure. In production, the most commonly used tools are CAM software programs to translate CAD into proper parameters for processing. These software component choices are key to a successful outcome of the digital dentures during manufacturing. Additive, subtractive, and hybrid manufacturing solutions all have varying advantages, disadvantages, and materials available.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe scanning techniques for dentures and implants
2. Explore design possibilities for dentures
3. Learn manufacturing possibilities for dentures
4. Discuss CAM software utilization for the optimization of manufacturing process

Create Your Style: New Way(s) to Design Dentures!

Speaker: Frank Poerschke, CDT, MDT, and Ryan McCall

Supported by Merz Dental

A good denture always starts with a good impression! But what comes thereafter? And based on this impression, how can you transform your conventional work of creating a denture into a digital workflow, being assured that the result is a perfect denture? The entry into the digital world of full dentures inevitably requires a model analysis in order to be able to perform the statically correct positioning of the tooth rows. Any CAD software for digital dentures needs to provide a variety of control functions, eg, for model analysis, tooth positioning, border moulding, occlusion, as well as the right vertical and horizontal position to get the right smile for each individual patient. This workshop continues to deal with these questions: How much and where do full dentures need to be customized? Where does it make sense? What are the requriements for a state-of-theart CAD software for digital dentures to allow the CAD specialist to design a great denture within a very short period of time? Ultimately, digital setups enable an unprecedented number of new ways to make your daily work much more effective and easy with a predictable result and a patient with a bright smile.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use modern CAD software for full dentures
2. Explore an easy workflow to design dentures with multiple options
3. Discuss how much individuality a full denture needs

Digital Workflow for a Full-Arch, Implant-Supported Solution

Speaker: Jeremy Wohlers, CDT

Supported by Kulzer

Digital technology has streamlined the process of fabricating dentures. However, when we start to bring implant-supported full-arch into the picture, we have a dance between digital and analog. Why? This workshop will cover ways to use the digital process the whole way through treatment. It will include digital surgical planning, digital restorative options, and the final delivery. Participants will be given the tools to communicate and build full-arch implant cases with digital technology. By using digital tools from the beginning, we can not only predict the outcome but also support all specialists involved and make it more predictable and profitable for everyone.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the case flow of the full-arch, implant-supported digital workflow
2. Discuss surgical planning for full-arch, implant-supported treatment
3. Explore the workflow of digital dentures

How to Start a Fully Digital Denture Lab with High Efficiency: A Journey of 600 Digital Dentures

Speaker: Germen Versteeg

Supported by 3Shape

1.5 years ago, the presenter had the opportunity to start a new dental laboratory from scratch. There were a number of considerations, but one statement was most important: “I do not want to make any dentures by hand.” So a full digital laboratory, DTL Mediaan, was born. That began a journey of convincing investors, calculations, and continuing to believe in digital dentures. After 1.5 years, having experienced enormous growth and fabricated 600 digital dentures, it was the best choice the presenter ever made. There has been great improvement in quality and patient satisfaction with the use of exceptional software and hardware. The business of dentures became more profitable, and high quality was maintained. It changed the business model of a standard laboratory to a fully digital laboratory. One important point to consider when starting with digital dentures is: Which aspects will change in the laboratory’s workflow and business model, and how must this be calculated and implemented back into the business. In this workshop, the presenter will take attendees on this journey and show which choices can lead to success and make “return on investment” something to laugh about.

Learning Objectives:
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Workshop Series 4

How Digital Dentures Brought Back Removables to My Lab

Speaker: Frankie Acosta

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Digital processes have taken off in many parts of restorative dentistry. In the past year, Frankie Acosta’s laboratory has begun to observe that removable restorations are becoming more accepted in the digital workflow. This allows dentists and laboratories to communicate in a way that creates a perfect workflow. As Acosta likes to say, “We now speak the same language: Digital!” This allows for the best restorative solutions for not only the dentist and laboratory but also the patient.

Learning Objectives:
1. How digital dentures are different from conventional dentures
2. How digital dentures can bring new revenue to a crown-and-bridge laboratory
3. How digital dentures will change the future

History and Clinical Experience with Denture Resins and Future Prospects with 3D Printing

Speaker: Tae Kim, BS, DDS

Supported by Carbon

The presenter will share how the vision of 3D printed dentures has finally become a reality. He will discuss how the development of a total solution of CAD/CAM dentures, the regulatory approval for materials, and the body of clinical data supporting the efficacy of 3D printed dentures. As an experienced dentist and educator, he will share: his perspective on how digital dentistry is being incorporated into dental school curricula; how modern dental practices are adopting 3D printed dentures; and how laboratories should position the denture solution to their dentist customers. Finally, he will discuss the huge opportunity for mass production of 3D printed dentures.

Learning objectives TBD

Clinician and Digital Technician: Finding the Right Balance for Your Practice

Speaker: Guillermo Molina, DDS

Supported by AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions

It make sense for a card-carrying gear-head and prosthodontist to handle all of his own denture design—or does it? Guillermo Molina, DDS, discovered that the best use of his time is to work hand-in-glove with his denture fabrication team. This workshop will take attendees on his journey of finding the optimal path for leaning out his practice and still having all the tools necessary to ensure ideal treatment for the patient. Attendees will learn the most efficient workflow and ROI for a clinical practice, and what the division of work between the dentist and laboratory should be.

Learning Objectives:
1. Develop efficient workflows involving the laboratory and the dentist
2. Calculate a favorable ROI for your practice
3. Use a digital workflow to improve patient outcomes

Implant Solutions Utilizing Thermoplastic Materials for Flexible Partials

Speaker: Kris Schermerhorn and Rocky Farahmand

Supported by Zahn Dental

Thermoplastic materials are very useful in implant dentistry and are gaining traction in a multitude of restorations, both definitive as well as transitional. This workshop will highlight multiple CAD/CAM applications of materials in this rapidly growing area of dentistry. Learn how to use these as transitional appliances while implants are integrating to carry fixed restorations in the future. The high strength of these materials allows you to create a tooth borne appliance that keeps pressure off the surgical sites and is a much more dependable and hygienic solution than other options that tend to have a high failure rates and poor compliance. Due to natural esthetics, compliance is much higher with partials utilizing these materials. Whether the material is used for a unilateral or cross-arch stabilized partial, patients will love the appearance and comfort of these restorations and surgeons and restorative dentists will love the ability to relieve or reline the saddle areas with acrylic as the ridge goes through its process of swelling and then remodeling. On the definitive side, these materials are an excellent choice for attachment-retained implant partials. They are lightweight, strong, polish easily, and can be milled in-house. Learn how to you use them as a framework with clasping to process acrylic and denture teeth to. Learn how to expand your implant services and offerings to your client base with these innovative material choices and resultant restorations.

Progressive Ways to Full Dentures in the Digital Age

Speaker: Alexander Wünsche CDT

Supported by Amann Girrbach

This workshop will present the step-by-step digital workflow for multiple digital denture solutions. From case consultation and treatment planning considerations to scanning, designing, and milling the final digital denture, this workshop will demonstrate how fully developed digitally driven systems realistically fulfill the needs of the laboratory in successfully creating solutions for the edentulous patient.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how to consult with customers on the benefits of various systems
2. Offer treatment planning case considerations
3. Discuss how to mill the final designed restoration

Applications for 3D Printing Technology

Speaker: TBA

Supported by NextDent by 3D Systems

This session will explore the details of revolutionary new technology by addressing the details of the total workflow. The total workflow comprised of the available certified materials, technology, and software will expand the role of additive manufacturing in the dental industry. With a focus on the customer’s needs and offering several product solutions in the dental field, the overall workflow will improve. With this technology, final crowns, bridges, dentures, and orthodontic biocompatible appliances can be printed in an economical, sustainable, and productive manner. The user not only will be supplied with the technology but also will receive the necessary training and service levels to enhance the market approach.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss 3D printing technology
2. Describe the intended use of biocompatible 3D print resins
3. Explore benefits of the regulatory-approved materials