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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Predictable Three-Appointment Digital Dentures

Speaker: Paul Olin, DDS

Supported by AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions

Abstract and learning objectives TBD

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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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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

Abstract and learning objectives TBD

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Speaker: TBA

Supported by FullContour

Abstract and learning objectives TBD

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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

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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.

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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.

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Innovative Additive Solutions for Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

Speaker: Christopher Kabot

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

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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

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An Overview of 3D Printed Denture Solutions

Speaker: BJ Kowalski

Supported by Carbon

Abstract and learning objectives TBD

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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From Scanning to Manufacturing: In-House Digital Denture Workflows

Speaker: Stijn Hanssen

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

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

Speaker: Frank Poerschke, CDT, MDT

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

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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

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Digital RPDs: What Is Possible?

Speaker: Jim Collis, CDT

Supported by Solvay Dental 360

Abstract and learning objectives TBD

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Supported by 3Shape

Abstract and learning objectives TBD

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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

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

Speaker: Tae Kim, BS, DDS

Supported by Carbon

Abstract and learning objectives TBD

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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

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

Speaker: Tae Kim, BS, DDS

Supported by Carbon

Abstract and learning objectives TBD

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Digitizing an Analog Denture Fabrication Process

Speaker: Vincent Verderosa, CDT

Supported by Zahn Dental

Laboratories today are grappling with the prospect of digitizing the denture fabrication process. How do we select the right equipment? What new materials will we need to fabricate? How will this impact our staff, operations, and the dentist/patient experience? In this session, all of these questions and more will be answered by a Master CDT who has helped technicians successfully manage these digital transformations. Hear a firsthand account to arm yourself with the knowledge needed to successfully make this transition. Recommended for dental technicians.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain an understanding of the CAD/CAM equipment requirements to support in-house denture production
2. Learn about the design/milling workflows and nuances that are unique to dentures
3. Discuss processing your restoration: the do’s and don’ts of repairing or relining

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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

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Applications for 3D Printing Technology

Speaker: TBD

Supported 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