An Introduction to Digital Dentures

This lecture will describe the current state of the new digital denture fabrication process using CAD-CAM technology. Traditional techniques will be discussed and compared to the digital process. Proper tray selection and impression technique will be reviewed, along with how to obtain accurate vertical dimension and a centric relation record without using wax occlusion rims. The gothic arch tracing and tooth selection will be discussed. A comparison of different fabrication processes will be shown including the milling of denture bases from an acrylic block.

Learner Outcomes:
The practitioner should consider this an introduction to the digital process of fabricating dentures. Learner will have the basic knowledge to evaluate whether digital dentures are an appropriate treatment option for their denture patients. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn:
• The names and locations of the current companies fabricating digital dentures
• The Massad impression technique
• How to use detachable trays to obtain denture records
• Advantages and disadvantages of digital dentures
• Various laboratory fabrication techniques

Thomas S. Giugliano, DDS, FICOI received his dental degree from the SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 1987 and his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from New York University College of Dentistry in 1989. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor and Assistant Director of the post-graduate prosthodontics program at NYU College of Dentistry, and has over 25 years of private practice experience. His midtown Manhattan practice has an emphasis on prosthetic and implant dentistry.

WHEN: Wednesday September 26th 2018

WHERE: New York County Dental Society

622 Third Ave., New York, New York 10017

6:30pm registration & dinner

Lecture 7:00-9:00pm

2CE Credits