CAD/CAM for the General Dentist

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 07/03/2012
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Dr. Greenhalgh assured the 160+ dentists attending the Advanced in Digital Restorative Dentistry in Detroit, ?You don?t have to be a NASA scientist or a computer guru to master CEREC.? He explained in detail how he takes a simple, practical, day-to-day approach to CAD/CAM technology.

DETROIT?When Darren Greenhalgh graduated dental school, he started practicing with his father.  The younger Dr. Greenhalgh had been introduced to and became a fan of chairside CAD/CAM dentistry, and wanted to incorporate it into the practice. With compelling arguments about better restorations, happy patients, and ROI, he convinced the senior Dr. Greenhalgh to purchase a CEREC. The seasoned practitioner was so impressed with and energized by the technology, he ended up significantly postponing his planned retirement.
Simply for any practice
Dr. Greenhalgh assured the 160+ dentists attending the Advanced in Digital Restorative Dentistry in Detroit, ?You don?t have to be a NASA scientist or a computer guru to master CEREC.? He explained in detail how he takes a simple, practical, day-to-day approach to CAD/CAM technology.
One of the most notable benefits of using chairside CAD/CAM technology is the ability to do quadrant dentistry, according to Dr. Greenhalgh. .?I can scan an entire quadrant, numb the patient once, and get lots of dentistry done in a single appointment.? That said, Dr. Greenhalgh mentioned that the great majority of his cases are simple single-tooth restorations, and CEREC is invaluable regardless of your case mix.
Another interesting application, Dr. Greenhalgh uses CEREC  to design and mill esthetic and comfortable provisionals for patients whose soft-tissue situation doesn?t allow permanent restorations at the first appointment.

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