From Daunting to Doable: Combining Digital and Analog Workflows to Successfully Restore the Most Complex Patient Challenge
Mark Stephen Montana, DDS
Tempe, AZ

Friday, Nov. 3
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. CT

This presentation will describe the various steps taken to address the limitations a patient may present. By understanding the requisite paces necessary for success, and utilizing value of both the digital and analog workflows, objectives were achieved. By visualizing these complex cases as a series of simple tasks rather than one overwhelming challenge, the clinician and the patient the experienced a favorable result. This talk describes a patient with towering physical barriers needed to be overcome and the pathway taken to do so.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe both the advantages and limitations of intraoral scanning.
  • Explain how analog experience remains a valuable asset for a clinician.
  • Demonstrate how to overcome complex cases by simplifying the tasks throughout the process.
Biography: Dr. Mark Montana is a 1987 graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and completed his Certification in Advanced Prosthodontics at USC in 1989. He has been primarily involved in private practice since 1989 in Tempe, AZ, emphasizing fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics. Dr. Montana has been involved in clinical instruction while attending USC, as pre-clinical instructor at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and as a clinical instructor and lecturer in the graduate clinic at ASDOH. He has lectured extensively, both domestically and internationally on the topics of implant, fixed and removable prosthodontics. He has written articles on implant restoration and co-authored a chapter on dental wear in a recently published text.