The New Evolution of Chairside CAD/CAM Technology

by Walter G. Renne, DMD, The New Evolution of Chairside CAD/CAM Technology
Speaker: by Walter G. Renne, DMD
Category: CAD-CAM
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
Three often repeated concerns clinicians have about chairside CAD/CAM dentistry deal with restoration fit, restoration strength and added appointment time. This new evolution of intra-oral digitizers,...more
  • Released: 10/30/2013
  • Expiration Date: 7/1/2019
  • Review Date: 7/1/2016
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 615.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

Three often repeated concerns clinicians have about chairside CAD/CAM dentistry deal with restoration fit, restoration strength and added appointment time. Although all concerns were perhaps at one point, valid, we are currently in a new age of chairside CAD/CAM technology, where manufacturers have recently released or developed the next generation of systems that have solved major shortcomings of systems past. This new evolution of intra-oral digitizers, combined with next-generation ceramics, have led to systems that allow for the fabrication of restorations that surpass the predictability, strength and fit of laboratory-fabricated restorations.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Walter G. Renne is a 2003 graduate of the College of Charleston and a 2008 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. He is active in undergraduate dental education and holds a full-time faculty position in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at MUSC. He is the director of CAD/CAM Technologies and runs the eight-operatory CAD/CAM clinics at MUSC and directs the preclinical CAD/CAM course. He has implemented computerized preparation evaluation utilizing E4D compare in dental morphology and fixed prosthodontics. Dr. Renne maintains an active general dentistry practice utilizing both the CEREC Omnicam and E4D NEVO systems. His special interests in patient treatment include advances in CAD/CAM dentistry, adhesive dentistry and conservative dentistry. He is active in dental research and currently has a patent for a new dental adhesive that is permanently antimicrobial in addition to having revolutionary bond durability components that prevent enzyme degradation of the hybrid layer. This bonding agent may prevent recurrent caries and bond breakdown in the long term.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Use current literature to describe the longevity of modern ceramic restorations.
  • Compare the fit of conventional laboratory fabricated restorations and chairside milled restorations.
  • Describe several time saving features of the E4D NEVO.

Disclaimer: The author declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor does he have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) he will discuss in the presentation, other than the fact that he does disclose that he has a financial interest in the teaching of CAD/CAM use.

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American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD CreditApproved PACE Program Provider
FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
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ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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