Title: CAD-CAM technology and 3D printers in modern dentistry - Scientific lecture and clinical cases
One of the characteristics of contemporary dentistry is the constant search for methods of treatment that combine aesthetic and long lasting results with easy of execution and time saving for both the professional and the patient. Technological progress from the most diverse fields of science has gradually been incorporated into the modern dentistry area, but it will not replace traditional dentistry, but rather will be an additional tool for the diagnosis, planning and execution of simple or highly complex dentistry treatments in a faster, predictable and efficient way. With the expansion of the use of CAD-CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) systems over the last 10 years, dentistry has experimented with the development of new materials with different compositions and characteristics that allow them to be designed and milled to the various situations quickly, transforming long treatments in quick and comfortable treatments to the patient and professional. This lecture will discuss about what CAM-CAM technology can bring to the day-to-day dental office, along with the association with the newest link in the digital work flow, the high-performance 3D printers, which today become one more important tool in the digital work flow in a dental practice. The clinical background will originate from the clinical experience of more than 5.000 crowns / inlay / onlay that was successfully milled and installed by the lecturer in his daily clinical routine, as well as having scientific articles which will provide theoretical and scientific background to compare these technologies with traditional dentistry. In addition to presenting the use and benefits that these systems can bring to clinical routine through clinical cases, clinical videos specially developed for the topic.