Fri., Nov. 5, 2021
8:45am-11:45am (3 CE hrs)
Room 106 B
Speaker: Steven A. Gold, DDS, FACD, FICD
Recommended for: Everyone
CAD/CAM technology continues to revolutionize the art of restorative dentistry. Fabricating high quality restorations, (in-office) has tremendous appeal to both patients and the dental team. Early CAD/CAM systems failed to consistently deliver restorations with clinically acceptable margins. As the technology improved, so did the realization that achieving acceptable marginal gaps with CAD/CAM relied on a multi-factorial process. This presentation will: 1) explore the current scientific literature relating to the quality of CAD/CAM restorations; 2) present a clinical protocol to achieve restorations with exceptional long-term marginal integrity; and 3) ask, “are CAD/CAM restoration margins the new gold standard”?
- Identify the change that has occurred in the quality of CAD/CAM restoration margins and what factors drove that change
- Understand what the peer-reviewed literature says about the current state of CAD/CAM restorations with an emphasis on marginal integrity
- Identify the clinical steps that affect CAD/CAM restoration margins, including the single-most important factor leading to long-term success of the restoration
Steven A. Gold, DDS, FACD, FICD, has 26 years of experience as a general dentist, including 16 years of full-time private practice. He is currently an assistant professor and Coordinator of Digital Dentistry at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California. He teaches CAD/CAM dentistry to clinical and pre-clinical students and conducts research in the areas of CAD/CAM and all-ceramic restorations. He is published in peer-reviewed journals and speaks both nationally and internationally on the topic of CAD/CAM dentistry. Dr. Gold holds fellowships in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Gold is not associated with, employed by, nor consults for, any manufacturer, supplier, or retailer of dental instruments or materials.