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Improve skills with CAD/CAM technology at ADA 2016

August 24, 2016

By Michelle Manchir

Dental professionals who want to improve their skills with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology can do so at a workshop the ADA Science Institute is hosting at ADA 2016 – America's Dental Meeting.

Workshop on CAD/CAM Prep Guidelines, which will be offered 16 different times during the Oct. 20-24 meeting, will describe ways to improve CAD/CAM crown adaption.

"This workshop will provide all clinicians with a greater understanding of CAD/CAM preparation objectives," said Dr. Jeffrey Platt, a member of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and its product evaluation subcommittee. "Machining ceramic restorations using CAD/CAM technology can be successful when clinicians create appropriate preparations.  The thickness of the ceramic material and the marginal adaption of the restoration are considered to be important factors that are impacted by preparation design. "

The course will teach participants how to develop a workflow to facilitate CAD/CAM crown preparation; understand the influence between abutment design and the fit of CAD/CAM crowns; and recognize important abutment designs to ensure correct data collection and crown manufacturing.

There is no fee for the workshop, and participants can receive one hour of continuing education credit.

To see all the times the workshop is available, visit and search for the course title: Workshop on CAD/CAM Prep Guidelines.

For more information or to register for ADA 2016, visit