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Practice Solutions explores how specific products and services can be of use clinically or in practice management. practice solutions The Future of Digital Dentistry and CAD/CAM by Jukka Kanerva Jukka Kanerva is vice president, Planmeca CAD/ CAM Divison. CAD/CAM for dental manufacturing is growing at a rapid pace. The laboratory profession discovered early on what clinicians have been slower to recognize-CAD/CAM works. It is faster, more economical, predictable, consistent, and as accurate as lab restorations, all with a high return on investment. Dentaltown spoke with Jukka Kanerva, Planmeca's president of CAD/ CAM division, and got his take on the evolution of digital dentistry. Chairside CAD/CAM technology has changed the dental industry Image courtesy of Planmeca. Digital dentistry and digital impressions are becoming the standard of care. Global dentistry, in the sense that you are not tied to a certain place and time, gives dental professionals the ability to easily share data at a rate faster than ever before. This improves patient communication and patient care, which helps practices and labs increase profitability and enhanced communication. Interoperability of digital technologies and the possibilities of networked open solutions are critical for sharing data between practices and labs. This open architecture and modularity provides the clinician the flexibility to grow at their own pace, a true plug-and-play technology that ultimately allows the dentist to scale up. Changes shifting the dental workflow 3D scanning enables dentists and technicians to plan better and follow up with the changes over time. The creation of a virtual patient file is the foundation of the new digital workflow. The unique combination of Planmeca's CBCT and CAD/CAM can also be used for diagnostic purposes other than planning restorative CAD/CAM for dental manufacturing is growing at a rapid pace. The laboratory profession discovered early on what the clinicians have been slower to recognize- CAD/CAM works. It is faster, more economical, predictable, consistent, and as accurate as lab restorations, all with a high return on investment. treatments, implant cases and surgical guides. For example, the digital impression replaces traditional gypsum models and can be used for orthodontic treatment planning and analysis, as well as for designing custom orthodontic appliances. dentaltown.com \\ NOVEMBER 2015 DT_Practice Solutions/CADCAM_1115_LH.indd 51 51 10/23/15 12:36 PM http://www.dentaltown.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dentaltown November 2015

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HOWARD SPEAKS: Avoid a Perfect Storm: Focus on Infection Control
PROFESSIONAL COURTESY: Suffering from Arithmophobia?
Continuing Education Update
Industry News
Check Out This Broken Implant
Disaster Case— Hail Mary
Internal Marketing Begets Referrals
When to Refer to a Periodontist
Parents in the Operatory: Friend or Foe?
What You Need to Know to Hire the Perfect Hygienist
Space Maintenance: The Right Appliance at the Right Time
Practice Solutions: AMD LASERS
Practice Solutions: Planmeca
Product Profi le: DentalMarketing.net
Adhesives: 60 Years of Clinical and Chemical Improvement
Poll
Product Profi le: DEXIS
Misaligned Anterior Teeth Straightened with Direct Composite Bonding
Five Common Web Design Mistakes
You’re a Public-Health Dentist and You Didn’t Even Know It!
Retirement Planning Made Simple
Young Patient Redefi nes the Face of Dentures
New Products
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: A Patient Info Sheet
Ad Index
You Should Know: Synergy Dental Partners
Practice Growth Fueled by Technology
The Clinical Algorithms of Rehabilitation
Dentally Incorrect

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