Everyday clinical applications of digital dentistry

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 07/03/2012
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Dr. Sameer Puri described the major advances and new features of CEREC?s 4.0 software, released last year. It provides a new user-friendly interface that lets the user select the type of restoration and material ahead of time. The latest software provides clearer scan images and improved workflow.

MILWAUKEE?Just as enthusiastically as Apple fans talk about the latest iPad, Dr. Sameer Puri described the major advances and new features of CEREC?s 4.0 software, released last year. It provides a new user-friendly interface that lets the user select the type of restoration and material ahead of time. The latest software provides clearer scan images and improved workflow.
More check and balances
?One of my favorite features of CEREC 4.0, is the ability to modify the virtual model,? Dr. Puri told the nearly 180 dentists attending the mid-June Advances in Digital Restorative Dentistry course in Milwaukee. ?You can add or subtract from the prep and surrounding teeth with easy-to-use tools. Sirona really listened to feedback from current CEREC users to develop this new software, which lets you do many things we could not do previously.?
One example is the capability of taking as many images as required for a particular case. ?Previously we were limited, but now I can scan as much information as I need and combine it into one package for multiple unit or more complex cases,? Dr. Puri said.
Expanded services
The other feature of the new software that excites Dr. Puri is what it can do in conjunction with the Bluecam. ?While the Bluecam is a terrific piece of stand-alone equipment, when used with 4.0 software, it opens up a whole new world of simplified comprehensive dentistry?full mouth cases, quadrant cases, multiple veneers, and more,? he said.  ?Before, our single-tooth cases were done in-house, but multiple units were still sent to the lab because we needed articulation, functional, path, centric relation, etc. Now I can do a lot of that in my office.?

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